State funds flow for Main Street project
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.
The news comes just days after Council's town centre master plans were recognised with a national award for excellence in landscape planning.
Mayor Greg Christensen today welcomed news that the State would contribute more than $870,000 towards the delivery of the Village Greens stages of the town centre master plan for Main Street under the 2017-19 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).
"This is a great outcome for the Tamborine Mountain community and the wider region, with work on this project set to commence early November," Cr Christensen said.
"Council continues to actively pursue funding opportunities from higher levels of government to help deliver projects as part of our Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative, so this announcement is a big win.
"As I have maintained from the outset, our long-term program of revitalisation is not dependent on this type of funding but what it means is that Council can bring forward the timing of these important community projects."
Mayor Greg Christensen said Main Street was at the heart of the Tamborine Mountain community and the Village Greens project was designed to make it pulse with life.
Community needs and expectations and Tamborine Mountain's unique environment have helped to shape plans for the revitalisation of Main Street which will deliver three distinct open spaces comprising:
Zamia Green, opposite the Zamia Theatre to Kidd Street
Upper Green, between Kidd Street and Yuulong Street, and
Upper Green, between Yuulong Street and Geissmann Street.
A virtual fly-through of the Village Greens project can viewed on Council's YouTube channel HERE
Cr Christensen said the strategic outcomes of the town centre master planning processes undertaken at Tamborine Mountain, Boonah and Beaudesert had been lauded by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects with the National Award for Excellence in Landscape Planning.