6 July: The first stage in a much-anticipated project to transform the Beaudesert Town Centre is set to begin with Council allocating $1.56 million in its 2020-21 Budget
The first stage in a much-anticipated project to transform the Beaudesert Town Centre is set to begin with Council allocating $1.56 million in its 2020-21 Budget to its Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative.
Council’s 2020-21 Budget provides $1.459 million for works at Selwyn Street to improve traffic flow as the first stage in the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation Project that offers economic and social benefits for the wider Scenic Rim community.
Mayor Greg Christensen said Council’s commitment to fostering vibrant towns and villages reflected the shared Community Plan vision for Scenic Rim communities which embraced their uniqueness, heritage values and sense of place.
“The Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation Project, supported by Queensland and Australian Government funding, will deliver a long-overdue transformation of the heart of Beaudesert to provide our residents, businesses and visitors with a much more vibrant town centre,” he said.
“Our previous Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages projects at Tamborine Mountain and Boonah have reflected the uniqueness of their communities and the revitalisation planned for Beaudesert will be no exception.
“While each project is unique, what all of these projects have in common is the objective to deliver a built environment which resonates with residents and visitors alike and which also yields an economic dividend for our communities.
“The revitalisation of public spaces is key to enhancing economic growth, jobs creation and a sense of place.”
The final allocation of $72,000 from the Queensland Government’s Maturing Infrastructure Pipeline Program from 2018-19 will provide for the ongoing investigation and design of the Beaudesert Community Hub and Library to complement the town centre revitalisation project.
Under its Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages Program, Council’s 2020-21 Budget also provides $33,300 for CCTV in the Boonah Town Centre.
"These are examples of Scenic Rim Regional Council delivering continuous improvement that creates community vitality and economic viability for our region,” Cr Christensen said.
Pictured above: An artist's impression of the Beaudesert amphitheatre and event space which will transform the town centre.