Plans afoot for Beaudesert town centre and Gallery Walk in Tamborine Mountain with $3.75 million from Building our Regions program

NEW LOOK: Beaudesert residents will be able to enjoy landscaped street scapes, upgraded parklands, open space events in an outdoor amphitheatre, and a new playground.
NEW LOOK: Beaudesert residents will be able to enjoy landscaped street scapes, upgraded parklands, open space events in an outdoor amphitheatre, and a new playground.

AN $8.4 million project that will revitalise Beaudesert's town centre and enable planning for an upgrade to Tamborine Mountain's Gallery Walk will go ahead.

This comes after the announcement of $3.75 million in funding from the Queensland Government's Building our Regions program.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said it was a huge win for the region.

"Small regional councils like ours don't have the same deep pockets as some of our neighbours, and so it's important that we apply for these grants to help provide our communities with vibrant and dynamic parks, open spaces and community infrastructure, while limiting costs for our ratepayers, he said.

The community was invited to view concepts of the revitalised town centre in December last year.

The heart of Beaudesert will be transformed into an engaging celebration of commerce, heritage and culture.

Mayor Greg Christensen

"Our residents will be able to enjoy landscaped street scapes, upgraded parklands, open space events in an outdoor amphitheatre, and a new playground," he said.

Residents raised concerns about parking spaces at last year's meeting.

"Traffic will be better managed with off street town centre car parking and parking for caravans and trailers, and stormwater and flood mitigation works will be undertaken," Cr Christensen said.

The $150,100 received for the Tamborine Mountain Gallery Walk pedestrian boulevard project will fund the project's business case to provide options for the Tamborine Mountain precinct to be evaluated.

PLANS: The Gallery Walk business case will focus on creating a vibrant retail boulevard in line with the natural beauty of the rain forests and village character.

PLANS: The Gallery Walk business case will focus on creating a vibrant retail boulevard in line with the natural beauty of the rain forests and village character.

"The business case will focus on creating a vibrant retail boulevard with transformed streetscaping in line with the natural beauty of the rain forests and village character.

"The charm of Tamborine Mountain is what makes it a unique place to live and why our visitors love to return, and we can't wait to see what options come back through this phase," Cr Christensen said.

Council is expected to contribute $75,100 to help finalise the business case, which will also look at redeveloping the area's pedestrian and traffic accessibility, public amenities and on-road and off-road car parking.

Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the government partnered with councils and the private sector to deliver projects that created jobs.

"We are facing one of the most difficult times in our state's history. But we know that to fast-track economic recovery, we need to invest in job-creating projects in regional Queensland," she said.

Building our Regions round 5 focused on construction and planning projects that would create and sustain long-term employment in regional Queensland.

"This program will not only create hundreds of construction jobs across the regions, it will create more employment opportunities for locals, helping small businesses in these communities and boosting industry supply chains," she said.