Scenic Rim will welcome more high-quality industrial blocks to the Beaudesert Business Park following a $5 million funding injection through the Palaszczuk Government’s $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) fund.
Boonah is also set to benefit from the successful program, with $1.47 million allocated for a $3.02 million facelift of the town centre.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning 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.”
Scenic Rim Regional Council will invest $5.72 million for the Beaudesert Business Park expansion and $42,410 for the Boonah Town Centre Revitalisation project.
The Australian Government will also provide $1.51 million for the Boonah project through its Building Better Regions program.
Scenic Rim Regional Council 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,” Mr Christensen 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.”
Round 4 of Building our Regions will see the Palaszczuk Government partner with 37 councils on 49 projects – work which will create an estimated 657 jobs.
Under previous rounds, the program has allocated $225 million to 174 critical infrastructure projects across the state, generating 1762 jobs and attracting additional investment of $353.5 million from councils and other organisations.
Learn more about the Building our Regions program.