Council Comment

Cr Michael Enright
Cr Michael Enright. Photo by Susie Cunningham

Adaptive Re-Use of Former Sale Yards

The pig and calf sale yard has been a divisive and emotive issue in the community and although much of the information that stirred such emotion was incorrect, as confirmed in the heritage appeal process, Council have responded to these community concerns and are proposing an alternative to the complete removal of this structure. 

Adaptive re-use is a process that changes a disused or ineffective item into a new item that can be used for a different purpose. 

The draft concept designs for the adaptive re-use of the old sale yards will re-purpose it into a much more usable space. 

This design offers a space to gather in an undercover area with tables, chairs and a BBQ, while displaying interesting history of this area with original features. 

Suitable salvaged timber will be reclaimed to re-use in the renovation of the display. 

Some will be remanufactured into tables and chairs. 

Sections of palings will be repurposed into new fences, while two original loading ramps and several original pens will be retained with all their character. 

The large silky oak tree will also be retained. 

Access from the new car park will be easy with the extension of the existing footpath connecting to the eastern entry of the display. 

This will also provide easy access for people with disabilities.

To view the concept designs, visit the Let’s Talk Scenic Rim website. 

To respond to the survey and provide feedback, login (or register if you haven’t already) and follow the steps. 

It’s very easy to follow. 

I encourage everyone to provide their feedback, up until 4 December 2023.

Christmas Decorations

Our wonderful Christmas ‘Elves’ have been working for many months in preparation for the transformation of our town into the Christmas spirit we have grown to love. 

Thank you to our amazing volunteers who give so much time and talent to dress up our town. 

Our ‘Light Up Beaudesert’ will again be the launch of the Christmas month and will be held at Central Place on Thursday night 30 November from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. 

See you there! 

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