Council's Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative is a long-term program to revitalise and renew the communities of the Scenic Rim.
The objective of the program is to deliver civic improvements and catalyst projects to enhance the liveability of local communities, providing both an economic and social dividend to the region's communities
Importantly, it addresses key elements of the shared Community Plan vision for the region: developing vibrant towns and villages and supporting a sustainable and prosperous economy.
Village Greens - Main Street, Tamborine Mountain (in progress)
Boonah Town Square - High Street, Boonah and surrounds (commencing early 2018)
Brisbane Street South Precinct, Beaudesert (design stage)
Tamborine Memorial Hall precinct (August 2017)
Rhoda Rushbook Park, Tamborine Mountain (July 2017)
Railway Street improvements, Boonah (March 2017)
Town Centre Master Planning - Beaudesert, Boonah, Tamborine Mountain (November 2015 - 2016)
Boonah Town Centre Footpath Improvements (2014 - 2015)
In late 2015, Council commissioned landscape architect John Mongard to work with the communities and traders of the Scenic Rim's major population centres - Boonah, Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain - to develop town centre master plans guiding the future look and feel of these areas.
This process involved extensive consultation and engagement with the local community to capture ideas for improvements to these town centre areas which were conceptualised in the draft town centre master plans.
In 2017, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects recognised the outcomes of this master planning project, which forms part of Council's Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative, with an Award of Excellence in the field of Landscape Planning.
It described Vibrant Towns of the Scenic Rim as: "a landmark project to create an integrated region of outstanding destinations focused on local culture and community life".
It is intended that similar master planning process will occur across other communities of the Scenic Rim in the future.