BUSINESS precincts in Beaudesert and Boonah are set for a financial boost through the $295 million Building our Regions fund..
The Scenic Rim will welcome more high-quality industrial blocks with Beaudesert Business Park to receive a $5 million funding injection and Boonah allocated $1.47 million towards a $3.02 million facelift of the town centre.
State Development minister Cameron Dick said the two projects would provide a significant boost for the Scenic Rim.
“Building our Regions is investing nearly $6.5 million in this essential infrastructure, which is estimated to result in more than 600 ongoing local jobs,” Mr Dick said.
“The $10.72 million Beaudesert Business Park project will expand the existing site, making more industrial land available for businesses.
“The expansion will support major local sectors, such as agriculture, and will increase available services for the nearby Bromelton State Development Area.
“This will drive local business and provide positive economic flow-on benefits for the wider region.
“Meanwhile in Boonah, BoR funding will help revitalise the CBD and deliver better town centre amenities,” he said.
“Upgrades will include public art to showcase the region’s history, better footpaths, lighting and off-street parking.”
MP Jon Krause said the funding would create more jobs.
“Enterprise Drive already has a wide range of industry attracting much needed dollars to the area and the jobs that flow from that," he said.
"This will help add to them, and grow jobs in Beaudesert.”
Scenic Rim Regional Council said it would invest $5.72 million for the Beaudesert Business Park expansion and $42,410 for the Boonah Town Centre Revitalisation project.
The Australian government announced it would also contribute $1.51 million for the Boonah project through its Building Better Regions program.
Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen said the projects would further develop business and community infrastructure and help create more jobs in the region.
“Both projects are great examples of key infrastructure that will support the economic growth of the Scenic Rim,” he said.
“The expansion of the Beaudesert Business Park provides more opportunities for existing and new local businesses.
“We expect that when fully developed, the park will be a significant contributor to our regional economy, supporting 601 local jobs.
“The revitalisation of Boonah’s town centre is also very exciting for what is a vibrant and historic town in our region.”