About Us

Kakowan KookaburraThe Kakowan Community Facility is located at the entrance to the James Drysdale Reserve and is a space for not-for-profit groups and associations and community groups within the area / district managed by the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club.

Kakowan is Aboriginal for laughing Kookaburra – a place of much chatter and talk. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate name for this amazing facility.


This brand new facility provides a community space where multiple community activities can be enjoyed within a parkland setting of the James Drysdale Reserve. The facility is easily accessible and provides ample parking.


This $1.25 million facility was funded by Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC). MBRC and Councillor Matthew Constance, identified the community need for a facility and construction commenced in early 2021.


The facility is intended to support a diverse range of community activities and comprises small meeting rooms, kitchenettes, amenities and large function spaces which can be extended with an operable wall. The east-facing deck overlooks a curtain of greenery, while the alfresco area in front is perfect for a coffee, chat, catching up on socials or “Swap a Book” at out roll-out library.

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Ongoing Management

Lions AustraliaThe building is leased and managed by the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club.

As a not-for-profit organisation, once running and maintenance costs have been paid from the hire fees, funds remaining will be distributed as per our organisation’s fiscal policy as shown.

Funds Distribution

  • 20% GVK Community Centre Sinking Fund (to pay for major repairs and renovations (internal painting, furniture and AV replacement)
  • 25% GVK Admin Account as a fee for managing the facility
  • 35% GVK Community Service Account for distribution as GVK Board see fit
  • 20% Distributed to other Community Centre stakeholders (this could be Community Groups that regularly use the facility and or Groups that help GVK in the running of the facility)

Who Is Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club (GVK)?

Our members are volunteers and part of community life. The Club serves in the Pine Rivers district of Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Keperra and Ferny Grove districts of the Brisbane City Council. You might hear the word “serve” many times when referring to Lions but in basic terms we are not for profit, providing either funds, (through fund raising) or assistance for those in need within our community.

GVK is one of many Lions Clubs who are located in cities and regional areas. Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club is now located at the Kakowan Community Facility. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of our International Association, and the ‘We Serve’, motto. Lions Australia is part of an international association filled with people who are joined by the common desire to make their communities better, by using their creativity, enthusiasm and energy.

The members of our club enjoy a rewarding mix of social and project activities depending on their capabilities and interests. Membership is open to all people, both young and not so young. You can volunteer to be of service to your community, via the many opportunities in Lions through:

Golden Valley Lions Logo


Leadership Development

Medical Research Fundraising

Disaster Relief

Providing assistance children within local schools

Make a Meal at Ronald McDonald House

Want To Join Us?

The above is just a small selection of how we assist our Community. Why not give us a call to find out more? Call 0484 287 506 or visit our website.

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Kakowan Bunya Meeting Room
Kakowan Bunya Hire A Space
Kakowan Bunya Facilities

Make A Booking

Spaces for hire include boardrooms, a hall which can be divided into two and also outdoor areas

The Kakowan Community Facility is a home for local charities and not-for-profit groups and ideal for small groups like book clubs, card groups, craft groups.

The larger rooms could host large meetings, yoga, dance, music and business meetings – it’s a community space for everyone.

Keperra Kookaburra