New streetscape for Beerwah
Sunshine Coast Regional Council has officially unveiled the $5 million streetscape upgrade of Beerwah.
Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the project had transformed the town centre into a safer, more pedestrian-friendly and picturesque space that would strengthen local business.
“A lot of hard work from council and the community has gone into this project over the last four years and the end result is one that everyone can be very proud of.
“Beerwah is identified in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2013 as a future major regional activity centre for the Sunshine Coast and these streetscape upgrades will help guide the town’s growth into a major regional activity centre in the future.
“This is a fresh new look for Beerwah that has also retained the modern country feel of what the local community values.”
Key aspects of the upgrade include improvements to road infrastructure, raised pedestrian crossings, new public seating improved street lighting, increased footpath space and new shade trees.
This also marks the unveiling of Stage 1 of Beerwah Tower Green, an exciting new space putting a contemporary twist on a traditional town square.
It features large architectural ‘Butterfly Towers’, stone artworks, seating and gardens and provides an interesting and relaxing space for locals and visitors.
Cr Baberowski said public art had also been installed to reflect the history of Beerwah in a contemporary style.
“Local artist Russell Anderson’s ‘steampunk’ style sculptures are a striking feature on Simpson Street and were inspired by a local legend about a fictional local farmer.
The streetscape upgrade also included underground power lines and a new shared pathway along the western side of Simpson Street, part funded by the State Government under the South East Queensland Cycle Network Program.