Beaudesert town centre revitalisation

The evolution of Beaudesert Town Centre continues

The multi-stage revitalisation of the Beaudesert Town Centre has reached a major milestone with the completion of a new roundabout at Selwyn Street, and the extension of Selwyn Street to Helen Street.  

These two projects of work have improved safety for pedestrians and motorists, with the inclusion of new crossings and connections. The roundabout helps to manage peak traffic flow and the addition of parking spaces along the extension of Selwyn Street caters for residents and visitors. Furthermore, new off street parking at Davidson Park provides additional parking spaces for cars and caravans.  

The delivery of these significant works, are amongst many projects across the Scenic Rim that have been designed to improve the liveability and prosperity of our region.  

Next Steps 

As outlined in the Notification of Works, the rectification of Short Street drainage issues commenced in March 2024. Addressing residents' and businesses' concerns, this major improvement to the underground stormwater network on Short Street, will reduce flooding and protect the town centre, as the stormwater infrastructure will outlet directly into Spring Creek. In turn, this project will create confidence for business to invest within the Beaudesert Town Centre. 

The town centre Gateway precinct has also commenced, which has been developed to celebrate the strong rural hearts of Beaudesert and the Scenic Rim.  

The parklands have been designed to create a green community meeting place that reflects local history, stories and culture. Artworks will be featured on pavements and structures to tell local stories. The centrepiece of the precinct will be a new events deck and stage and grassed amphitheatre area which will be a multi-use space where people can meet, gather and celebrate. The Beaudesert Railway Station will remain in its original location, providing a historical reference point for the precinct. The precinct will also recognise and honour the unbroken and ongoing connection to country of the Indigenous people of the region through the creation of yarning circles.  

Other new features include picnic areas, a public toilet block with disability access, and the installation of lighting to improve public safety. 

Improvements to infrastructure and the streetscape in Beaudesert Town Centre will deliver a built environment that maintains the unique character of the area, provides a relaxed rural atmosphere, creates welcoming public spaces and also, yields a social and economic dividend for the community.  

Benefits to the Beaudesert community 

  • Greater access to the business centre and community facilities after the expansion and upgrade of carparks and the connection of Selwyn Street to Helen Street. 

  • Major stormwater improvements - upgrades to town centre stormwater infrastructure to mitigate flooding and to improve road and pedestrian safety. 

  • Improved connection between Brisbane and Helen Streets 

  • Brisbane Street will be given a facelift with a greener avenue and new pedestrian entrance to the centre.  

  • A new communal space for community gatherings and public events with amphitheatre terraced seating, events deck and stage, new public toilet, public artwork and landscaping. 

  • Additional car parking -  new off-street carpark available for cars, trailers and caravans accessible from Helen Street and has provided easy access to all town centre shops and amenities. 

  • A proposed new Beaudesert Community Hub and Library with the latest facilities, activities and resources for use by the whole community including local businesses. 

It will be business as usual during construction. Pedestrian access, vehicle movement and property access will be retained throughout the remaining stages of the town centre construction. Notifications of works, including temporary changes to access or movement around the town centre will be found on this page.  

MAP of Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation - click here to view

Notification of Works

Media Release

Beaudesert town centre revitalisation
Beaudesert town centre revitalisation

Selwyn St Extension and roundabout completed.

Artist impression of the multi-use precinct pavilion in the Beaudesert town centre precinct.

Artist impression of the multi-use pavilion in the Beaudesert town centre precinct.

Artist impression of the Brisbane Street vine and shade arbour.

Artist impression of the Brisbane Street vine and shade arbour.

Beaudesert's historical railway station inspired the design of new structures and works.

Beaudesert's historical railway station inspired the design of new structures and works.

Beaudesert Town Centre and Proposed Community Hub and Library Flythrough

Project Timeline 

Current Phase: 2020-2025 

Beaudesert Gateway Stage 1 

Caravan and car parking 


Beaudesert Town Centre Transport Improvements 

Selwyn and Brisbane Street traffic and pedestrian improvements 


Beaudesert Town Centre Drainage Improvements 

Brisbane, Eaglesfield and Short Street drainage upgrades 


Beaudesert Gateway Stage 2 

Upgrade parklands with amphitheater, shelters, new public toilet and playspace.  


Proposed new Community Hub and Library 

Relocation and restoration of QCWA building 


Brisbane Street Improvements 

Brisbane Street pedestrian improvements 


Brisbane Street 

Upgrades to Brisbane Street will transform the area into an attractive space for residents, local businesses and visitors. 

Avenues of trees and footpath improvements will create a new pedestrian entrance into the centre of Beaudesert with a creative walkway along Brisbane Street. 

Brisbane Street improvements include:  

  • reduced lane widths to lower travel speeds and increase pedestrian safety 

  • new pedestrian crossings for pedestrian safety and improved connectivity to the park and community facilities 

  • conversion of angled to parallel parking to increase footpath widths and for cyclist safety 

  • roundabouts and continuous medians to better manage peak traffic conditions and allow simple and safe traffic movements through the town centre. 

Future Phase:  

Proposed new Community Hub and Library 

Planned within Council's 10 Year Capital plan and budgeted for in future years, with funding support to be sourced.  

Proposed new Beaudesert Community Hub and Library 

The Community Hub, Library and playground design has been completed. This design was fully funded by state government and is within Council's 10-Year Capital Plan. Council plans to source external funding for detailed design, and subsequently for construction. 

The proposed new Beaudesert Community Hub and Library will offer facilities, activities and resources for use by the whole community including local businesses. 

Features include an easily accessible entry to state-of-the-art library, activities, community meeting rooms, modern technology, children’s library, maker space, study rooms, parent room and a media room. An underground carpark will also be built. 

A new home for the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) 

Funded by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the QCWA building next to the Council administration building in Brisbane Street has moved to the northern end of the town centre precinct. Along with the Rotary Club, and Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project buildings, the relocated QCWA building forms part of the Selwyn Street precinct. This area will connect to the town centre precinct via a shaded avenue. The QCWA building will also be restored as part of the project.  

Community input 

The revitalisation of the Beaudesert town centre incorporated ideas and improvements captured through extensive consultation with the local community. 

Council sought community input in 2016 for the Beaudesert Town Centre Masterplan, and when the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation Project was presented in 2019. Targeted focus groups were held with community and businesses in 2020, to inform the development of detailed designs. 

Feedback highlighted the following four key community priorities, which were considered in the planning of the town centre revitalisation: 

  • greening with shade trees and boulevards 

  • creating community spaces 

  • welcoming gateways with improved amenities 

  • walkable streets and linkages. 

The Beauy Hub - Beaudesert town centre revitalisation display 

Located at 113 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert, The Beauy Hub was Council's dedicated space to provide Beaudesert residents and business owners, and the Scenic Rim community with opportunities to stay informed on the progress of the revitalisation of the Beaudesert town centre.  

The Beauy Hub was open from Tuesday 6 April until Friday 13 August 2021 and hosted 26 public sessions including community group workshops and meet-the-designer sessions, with approximately 150 people dropping in to view the information display. Council officers also held one-on-one sessions with business owners directly affected by the upcoming constructions works.  

Council will continue to engage with community to plan, deliver and activate community facilities for this project. Council encourages community to stay engaged, any enquiries should be directed to  Council on 07 5540 5111 or by email to quoting "Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation Project". 

Want to find out more about the revitalisation of the Beaudesert town centre? 

Contact Council via email  or telephone: 07 5540 5111. 

The Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government in association with Scenic Rim Regional Council.