Council dives in to save Rathdowney swimming season

30 November: Council has dived in to ensure the Rathdowney public pool remains open during the Summer swimming season.

Boonah retirement village to be transformed

27 November: Boonah's Fassifern Retirement Village will more than triple in size over the coming years with Council approving a transformational expansion.

Local community groups get their Games on

27 November: Nine Scenic Rim organisations will share in $17,000 worth of grants to help local communities get into the spirit of 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Reserve to recognise Beechmont pioneers

27 November: A large tract of public reserve in Beechmont is to be named in recognition of the district's pioneers. The unnamed parcel of land is known locally as Back Creek Reserve.

Scenic Rim Annual Report adopted

27 November: Scenic Rim Regional Council's 2016-17 Annual Report was adopted its November Ordinary Meeting. The document provides a snapshot of Council's financial and operational performance during the year.

Canungra's early Christmas surprise

22 November: Canungra's youngest residents are set to receive an early Christmas present with the opening of Scenic Rim's newest community playground in DJ Smith Park.

Sharp height increase to improve bridge's resilience

21 November: Replacement of Sharp Bridge is set to reduce the likelihood of Beechmont's community becoming isolated due to flooding and landslips in severe weather events.

Bridge replacement program gathers momentum

20 November: Council has ticked off another two bridge projects in the western reaches of the Scenic Rim with the support of the Federal Government - Adams Bridge at Rosevale and Churchbank Bridge at Mutdapilly.

Grinches damage town Christmas Tree

15 November: Grinches have tried to steal some of Beaudesert's festive cheer by damaging the town centre Christmas Tree.

Election material a sign of the times

13 November: With the State election campaign in full swing, promotional materials for candidates are appearing across the Scenic Rim.

Recognition for Rhoda Rushbrook revitalisation

7 November: Industry accolades continue for Council's Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative, with the contractor responsible for building the Scenic Rim's newest park lauded for its work on the project.

Community breaks ground on groundbreaking project

3 November: Members of Tamborine Mountain's business community have joined Council in turning the first sod of the groundbreaking Village Greens project.

Free celebration for playground opening

31 October: Scenic Rim's newest children's playground will be officially opened to the community on Saturday, 4 November. To celebrate the completion of the new playground in Beaudesert's Jubilee Park, Council is staging an afternoon of free family fun.

Lease extension for Rural Fire Brigade

30 October: Council has provided a five-year lease extension to the Mount Alford Rural Fire Brigade to allow time for the group to identify a preferred site for future expansion.

Waste facility continues to have green light

30 October: Council will continue to operate Tamborine Mountain's green waste facility in its current location at Knoll Road after careful consideration of a petition by local residents.

Topographical artwork puts Canungra on the map

27 October: A steel sculpture depicting the local landscape now stands as a gateway to the Scenic Rim, putting Canungra on the map.

Tell us what you've wheelie bin thinkin'

23 October: Council is seeking community feedback in relation to its kerbside waste collection services.

Scenic Rim's feature batonbearers lead the field

20 October: At more than 80 years young, Betty Pugh and John Penglis show no signs of slowing down and are already in training to carry the Queen's Baton on the last leg of its journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Asian breakthrough for Scenic Rim camel products

19 October: Camel's milk skincare products farmed in Scenic Rim will soon be gracing the marketplace of online shopping juggernaut Alibaba and the shelves of one of Hong Kong's leading grocers.

State funds flow for Main Street project

18 October: Council's town centre vibrancy plan for Tamborine Mountain has received a major boost, with the State Government announcing it will co-fund the Village Greens project on Main Street.

Study to bare all about Aratula's koalas

18 October: A study of the koala population at Aratula this month is expected to reveal how one of our national icons is bearing up in a habitat which includes one of the Scenic Rim's busiest main roads.

Scenic Rim's readiness tested during Get Ready Week

17 October: The weekend's forecast deluge set the scene for a Get Ready Week training exercise to test the Scenic Rim's ability to respond to the threat of a natural disaster.

Town centre master plans judged Australia's best

13 October: Council's town centre master plans for Boonah, Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain have won a national award for excellence in landscape planning.

Trash could be treasure on Garage Sale Trail

6 October: There's still time for Scenic Rim residents to jump on the Garage Sale Trail bandwagon and turn their trash to cash while helping to save the environment this month.

Village Greens project ready to be rolled out

3 October: Council is ready to roll out its Main Street Master Plan for Tamborine Mountain, with work to commence on the groundbreaking Village Greens project by early November.

Council crosses another bridge of the list

3 October 2017: Camp Creek Bridge across Running Creek is the latest Scenic Rim timber bridge to be replaced. Replacement of the bridge was one of four such projects funded in the 2016-17 Budget.

Strategic land acquisition to guide growth

25 September: Council will lay a guiding hand over the future development of Beaudesert with the proposed acquisition of a strategic parcel of land to the east of the town.

Letter to the community - Scenic Rim Disaster Reconstruction

Mayor Greg Christensen updates the community on Council's post-disaster reconstruction program throughout the Scenic Rim.

Rowing facility a shore thing at Wyaralong

25 September 2017: Lake Wyaralong's growing reputation as a rowing mecca has received a significant boost with Council approving plans for new competitor amenities on the dam foreshore.

Make sure you're included in our 2018 calendars

25 September: 2018 is not all about the Commonwealth Games, so if you're planning a big event next year let Council help to spread the word. Make sure you're included in Scenic Rim's free 2018 events calendar.

Beaudesert cleans up with new car wash

25 September 2017: Council has approved the development of a new car wash facility at Beaudesert's Oakland Estate.

Council affirms Code of Conduct principles

25 September 2017: Council has affirmed its commitment to the guiding principles of its long-standing Code of Conduct for Councillors.

Region mourns the passing of a community stalwart

25 September: The Scenic Rim is mourning the passing of a community stalwart, former Boonah Shire Clerk Charles Grant OAM, at the age of 91.

Heart bypass to transform a highway into high street

20 September 2017: Today's opening of the $27.5 million Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass is set to help drive the revitalisation and renewal of the town centre precinct.

New Council website enhances community connectivity

18 September 2017: Council has unveiled a new-look website to better connect with the community and meet the changing habits of online users.

Give our community champions a thumbs up

18 September 2017: Nominations for the 2018 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards are now open across seven categories that highlight the significant contributions of citizens and community groups across the region.

Council and Commonwealth continue bridge partnership

18 September 2017: Council and the Federal Government are set to partner on the replacement of a further eight ageing timber bridges in Scenic Rim.

Council grants for Games celebrations

8 September 2017: Scenic Rim community groups are being encouraged to get into the spirit of 2018 Commonwealth Games by applying for a share of $20,000 in grant funds.

It's 'game on' for 2018 Be Healthy and Active Program

25 August 2017: The race is on for Scenic Rim sport and recreation clubs, community organisations and health professionals interested in providing a program or activity in the 2018 Be Healthy and Active line-up.

Community grants boost local groups

28 August 2017: Thirty-three Scenic Rim community organisations will share in Council funding as part of the latest round of Community Grants. A range of in-kind support was also provided to 13 groups.

Council motions drive change for the better

28 August 2017: Changes to disaster restoration guidelines to provide greater funding opportunities for projects delivering more resilient replacement infrastructure are being called for by Council.

Intermodal facility a game changer for Bromelton

23 August 2017: Scenic Rim's newest industry has been officially welcomed into the fold with the commissioning of SCT Logistics' regional intermodal freight facility at Bromelton.

Million Trees program helps farming resilience

22 August 2017: Council’s Rural Trees Initiative, part of the Million Trees Program, will once again assist rural landholders by providing free native trees to assist in land management.

Millions flow for Scenic Rim disaster restoration

18 August 2017: A post-disaster damage assessment of the Scenic Rim road network is now complete as Council continues to prepare and lodge submissions with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority for funding to repair or replace damaged assets.

Make it a date: Council nominates 2018 Ekka holiday

16 August 2017: Scenic Rim residents who enjoyed this week's Ekka day off can mark their calendars for next year's Royal Brisbane Show public holiday. Council has nominated Monday 13 August 2018 as a public holiday.

Project to ignite community spirit for Games

16 August 2017: Scenic Rim community groups are being invited to contribute designs for a series of sculptural beacons which are set to form a centerpiece of local celebrations in towns and villages during the Commonwealth Games.

Council canvases artists for Village Greens gateway

10 August 2017: Council is seeking submissions from artists to create a landmark work that will provide a gateway to Tamborine Mountain's Village Greens project and put Main Street on the map.

Vibrancy project takes hall into its second century

9 August 2017: An area which commemorates the Scenic Rim's past is assured of its future as a community hub following Council's completion of works at the Tamborine Memorial Hall precinct.

New playground for Beaudesert's Jubilee Park

8 August 2017: Work has started on the Scenic Rim's newest children's playground at Beaudesert's popular Jubilee Park.

Check out the tech at Council's libraries

7 August 2017: Scenic Rim library users have been invited to check out the new technology that is making borrowing books even easier.

Village Greens project has Games finish line in sight

28 July 2017: Council is running with its Main Street Master Plan for Tamborine Mountain to ensure completion in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games when all eyes will be on the Scenic Rim during the Queen's Baton Relay.

Record grants as interest grows for green projects

24 July 2017: A record number of individuals and community groups will share in more than $100,000 of Council environmental grants to help preserve and enhance the Scenic Rim's green spaces and wildlife habitats.

Council forges ahead with vibrancy vision

24 July 2017: Council is pressing ahead with the delivery of two key town centre vibrancy projects at Tamborine Mountain and Boonah.

Damage assessment close to completion

24 July 2017: Council is close to completing a full damage assessment of the local road and bridge network as part of the Scenic Rim's disaster recovery and infrastructure restoration process.

New community park named for Gallery Walk Icon

21 July 2017: Scenic Rim's newest park and regional gateway precinct was today dedicated to the memory of the 'founder' of Tamborine Mountain's renowned Gallery Walk arts and crafts hub.

Scenic Rim cracks the whip in Mobile Muster

6 July 2017: When it comes to rounding up discarded mobile phones, Scenic Rim residents really crack the whip. Scenic Rim was Queensland's leading regional area, per capita, in the MobileMuster phone recycling program.