An open forum think-tank was convened at the centre, with participants from a cross section of the community. Attendees included local MP Greg Piper, representatives from Lake Macquarie Council, church and community organisations including Rathmines Bowling Club and Sailability, local business and disability care providers. The group discussed opportunities to expand the role of the Catalina Conference Centre in both disability and community sectors. There was enthusiastic endorsement for the role of the centre in providing opportunities for people with a disability.