Rainbow Beach Streetscape Revitalisation works update

Birds eye view of works being undertaken on Rainbow Beach Road

Birds eye view of works being undertaken on Rainbow Beach Road

Gympie Regional Council recently commenced work on Stage 2 of the Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation project.

Stage 2 of the project focuses on improving the safety and accessibility of Rainbow Beach’s main street.

These enhancements include additional parking bays, a central raised pedestrian crossing, new gardens, public seating and landscaping, additional recycling and relocated rubbish bins, and improvements to the crossing to the foreshore at Kirchner Avenue.

The community were invited to have their say on the design elements of the project in July 2020, and the final design considered all of the feedback raised during the community engagement process.

Councillor Jess Milne says Rainbow Beach is one of the region’s top tourist destinations and these improvements are an important step towards maintaining it as a desirable place to live, work and visit.

“Rainbow Beach has seen unprecedented tourist activity in 2020 and the streetscape revitalisation project will ensure that this beautiful part of the world is considered a great place to live and a prime tourist destination for years to come.

“I would like to thank those residents and business owners who participated in the community engagement process, your feedback was pivotal in creating the final design of the project,” she said.

The majority of works are expected to be completed before the December/January school holidays.

The Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation project is an initiative of the Queensland Government under the Works for Queensland Program, with $1M secured to deliver improvements across the two stages of the project.

For more information, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/our-towns-rainbow-beach

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