Revitalisation Project Underway

Beaudesert Town Centre Master Plan. Supplied by John Mongard Landscape Architects.
Beaudesert Town Centre Master Plan. Supplied by John Mongard Landscape Architects.

Work has commenced on Stage One of the redevelopment of Beaudesert Town Centre, including traffic improvement works along Selwyn and Brisbane Streets, and construction of a new carpark adjacent to Helen Street.  

Mayor Greg Christensen is asking the community to have patience while Council undertakes these works. 

“The revitalisation of the Town Centre will create a relaxed and rural atmosphere for residents and visitors alike captured by welcoming public spaces and appealing streetscapes and infrastructure, while maintaining the unique character of the area,” he said. 

“Every effort has been made to retain existing trees including the large gum tree located opposite Selwyn Street which will be protected during construction activities.” 

The works will take six months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting. Works involve the construction of a roundabout on Brisbane Street, a through road from Selwyn Street to Helen Street and carparks adjacent to Helen Street. 

“The sealed car park next to the Council Administration building will be closed throughout the period of works for watermain replacement and drainage installation along Helen Street and Hereford Street, however alternate parking is available in the gravel section of the car park.”

“Brisbane Street, Helen Street and Selwyn Street will remain open during these works, but from time to time, motorists and pedestrians should expect minor delays and single-lane  traffic-flow, and are encouraged to follow onsite traffic control directions. 

“Council acknowledges there may be a level of inconvenience to nearby property owners, local residents, visitors and the travelling public. 

“Night works are being considered in an effort to reduce interruptions during the day. Every effort will be made to keep these traffic disruptions to a minimum.”  

Normal hours of work are between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday.  

Sale Yard Site Remains Intact 

The Beaudesert Pig and Calf Saleyards site, marked on the Master Plan above, has been retained for the time being.

The site was entered on the Heritage Register on 29 January 2021, however Scenic Rim Regional Council has challenged this and is currently involved in a court case against the Queensland Heritage Council.

A Council spokesperson confirmed that the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation project construction works are a separate scope of works to the Pig and Calf Sale yards court hearing outcome.

The next hearing date for this case is set down for 2 June 2022.

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