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.
Boonah Town Centre Precinct Development - High Street, Boonah (Commenced 2018)
Brisbane Street Precinct, Beaudesert (Design Development)
On Monday 9 December 2019, Scenic Rim residents attended information sessions to learn more about the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation Project.
One-on-one sessions were held throughout the day at the Centre before an open forum at the Beaudesert Golf Club in the evening.
Overall, more than 100 community members participated representing all parts of the community from students to retirees to the business community.
Mayor Greg Christensen opened the evening session and reiterated how important the Vibrant Towns and Villages program was to the region and Council's ongoing commitment to delivery of the identified projects.
Presentations were made by John Mongard Landscape Architects and can be accessed below.
John Mongard Landscape Architects Presentation (Part 1 & Part 2)- Overview of Beaudesert Revitalisation Project. Conceptual presentation of Brisbane Street and Davidson Park area. The focus is on creating a vibrant and interactive space for the community, with a focus on shade and green space. The Gateway will draw people into the area and encourage the community and visitors to linger longer.
Complete Urban Presentation - Overview of Beaudesert Revitalisation Project, Selwyn and Brisbane Street traffic improvements, the upgrade of the town centre stormwater and the conceptual presentation includes an increase in parking and introduction of vehicle (RV) parking and trailer parking. Discussions about the proposed Community Hub and Library, with ideas on possible use of space, ensuring an engaging and flexible space that reflects the needs of the community, both now and into the future.
Village Greens - Main Street, Tamborine Mountain
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.