12 June: Communities across the Scenic Rim will benefit from Council's Budget allocation of $1.25 million for the maintenance and upgrade of a wide range of facilities.
Communities across the Scenic Rim will benefit from Council's Budget allocation of $1.25 million for the maintenance and upgrade of a wide range of facilities including parks and gardens, swimming pools and cultural centres in 2019-20.
Mayor Greg Christensen said Council's Budget allocation for community facilities in the coming year aligned with the Scenic Rim shared Community Plan vision as a region of vibrant towns and villages with a relaxed rural lifestyle.
"Everyone throughout the region will benefit, either directly or indirectly, from the maintenance and renewal of facilities that support community groups as well as recreational and sporting activities," he said.
Council's ongoing commitment to the upgrade of playgrounds across the region is reflected in its Budget allocation of $220,000 for the refurbishment of playgrounds at Harrisville and Kalbar as part of its 10-year $2.2 million Playground Strategy.
An additional $79,000 has been allocated for barbecues, shelters, bubblers and bins with a further $55,000 for park and camping facilities.
Across the region, Council has budgeted $170,000 for landscaping of parks and gardens, and $55,000 for general park infrastructure.
The community will also benefit from Council's investment of $195,000 to renew ageing equipment that will extend the useful life of its swimming pools at Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain.
"Our parks, swimming pools and cultural centres are at the heart of Scenic Rim community life," Cr Christensen said.
"The entire Scenic Rim community benefits from Council's investment in the maintenance and renewal of facilities that support sporting, cultural and recreational activities and opportunities."