Rainbow Beach will be the focus of the next round of ‘Our Towns’ projects and Gympie Regional Council wants you to have your say.
The ‘Our Towns’ Sustainable Centre Program is focused on supporting and enhancing the region’s townships as attractive and desirable places to live, work and play. Rainbow Beach is one of the region’s significant tourist destinations and its distinctive beachside character and relaxed village feel will be important considerations in developing a plan to enhance this into the future.
The project will aim to identify cost-effective opportunities to improve upon the existing character and amenity currently enjoyed by residents and visitors to the township. Council has prepared a series of Concept Ideas Plans for discussion purposes to identify some possible improvements and stimulate the feedback process. Ideas include elements such as streetscape works, pedestrian pathways, new street furniture, landscape design and street tree planting, enhanced entry statements and other community infrastructure. The ideas presented are complementary to recent and future planned work undertaken within the Lawrie Hanson Park and Phil Rodgers Park.
Gympie Regional Council Mayor Mick Curran says, ‘I encourage the Rainbow Beach community and any other interested stakeholders, to take this opportunity to share their ideas. New or refined ideas arising from this preliminary community engagement will be carefully considered in developing final plans and to prioritise and deliver progressive streetscape and public realm improvements.’
A public information drop-in session will be held at Lawrie Hanson Park, near to the Surf Lifesaving Club car park on Saturday 7 November 2015 from 1pm until 3pm.
This session has been set up to give the community an opportunity to come along at any time during the timings to discuss ideas with Council staff and project consultants.
Reply-paid feedback forms (including the Concept Ideas Plan) will be available on the day or can be obtained from the Rainbow Beach Library from 30 October until 27 November 2015, as well as at Council’s other customer contact points throughout the region. The documents and further information will also be available online during this time at gympie.qld.gov.au/our-towns.
To stay informed about all the ‘Our Towns’ Sustainable Centres projects, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/our-towns, phone Council on 1300 307 800 or email email@example.com.