VIBRANT FUTURE FOR SPRING CREEK
The Scenic Rim’s shared vision for a vibrant community has been strengthened through the adoption of a long-term master plan for an active recreational precinct in Beaudesert.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council received funding from the Queensland Government to develop the Spring Creek Precinct Master Plan and Implementation Plan 2019, which it adopted following extensive community consultation.
Corporate and Community Services Committee Chair, Cr Michael Enright said the master plan was about ensuring a well-designed space to meet the needs of the Scenic Rim community for the next 10 to 20 years.
“The Spring Creek precinct, which includes Jubilee Park, Lions Park and a small section of land to the south, is an important place for people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities in our community to connect and find a sense of belonging,” he said.
“It’s a place where people go to exercise, have family gatherings and come together. It is the venue for established community events like Mununjali NAIDOC Day, growing food events like the Beaudesert Gourmet Street Food Festival during Eat Local Week and thriving community events like the highly popular Ninja Warrior Challenge we held in Jubilee Park recently. All of these events and activities contribute strongly to our social fabric and make the Scenic Rim a better place to live.”
Mayor Greg Christensen said the plan provided strong and clear direction to guide the future development of the site.
“Through this visionary plan, we’re ensuring the community can get the maximum benefit out of this site in the long-term, and that improvements made to Spring Creek are part of a strong long-term plan, and not simply works carried out on an ad-hoc basis.
“I thank the Scenic Rim community for being with us on this journey for the future of our region, and for making such valuable contributions during the extensive consultation period.”
Cr Christensen said priorities outlined in the master plan would be considered against others in the 10 year Capital Works Plan.
The Spring Creek Precinct Master Plan and Implementation Plan 2019 will be publicly available at https://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/
*Photo attached: Spring Creek precinct artist’s impression
BEECHMONT AREA PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
THE OLD SCHOOL, BEECHMONT
COMMUNITY UPDATE 18 APRIL 2019
• At the AGM 8th April 2019, a new management committee was elected.
• BAPA have held a series of management agreements on this site with Scenic Rim Council for over ten years. A new agreement with council is in draft and subject to further negotiation concerning responsibilities. When the new agreement is finalised there will be a public expression of interest process to invite new operators to work with BAPA and Council help manage the day to day community activities over this site and to re-open Headmasters House as a café, gallery, information centre, library/bookshop and ‘eat-local’ larder or food store.
• BAPA acknowledges all previous volunteers and the effort and ideas suggested to improve this site. Out refreshed vision to council will be based on the feedback from the public forum held here on February 12th and the hard work and ideas of previous volunteers going back to 1988. BAPA will be presenting the updated vision to council in the coming weeks. The vision and priorities will be posted on our website and here at the Headmasters House for all to understand and we hope, support.
• We hope to engage with the new Executive Management Team at Scenic Rim Council mid to late May, and soon after finalise the new management agreement or lease. The public EOI for the operation day to day across the site should follow soon after and we are all keen to have this settled by July.
• If you want to learn more, please follow the BAPA website and join BAPA!!
• A management committee meeting less than a week after the AGM last Sunday 14th April discussed priorities for the year ahead including the arrangements to open the Headmaster’s House over Easter 2019.
• A site inspection of the Headmaster’s House followed and the new committee wishes to acknowledge the hard work of BAPA volunteers Maurie, Glyn and Boris who have repainted internally most rooms funded by BAPA, working around the improvement works of new septic tank system, new male and female toilets and alterations to the wheelchair accessible toilet, funded by Scenic Rim Council who own this site.
• However, as you can all see the works are not quite finished and outstanding works include: new wood look cleanable floor laid over the existing (a Council initiative); the plugging of holes in the floors and store rooms to ‘vermin proof’; the reconnection of light circuits (the hallway lights are unconnected); a handrail on the steps to the new male and female toilets.
• Please take care walking through or using the seating within the house, open so you can see progress and test out the new facilities.
• Enjoy the markets thanks to the hard work of the market coordinator Di ….please buy lots of bacon and egg rolls or sausages at the BAPA BBQ or support the food outlets around the market. Coffee is organised thanks to ‘Coffee and our thanks to Anabel for stepping in to help at the last minute.
• Have a lovely Easter.
President – BAPA (just!)
On behalf of the Management Committee BAPA and members of BAPA.
More info on: http://bapa.beechmont.org.au/bapa
Join us for a fun-filled family day out on Easter Sunday 21st of April 2019 from 8am-1pm. Featuring a GIANT Easter egg hunt, market stalls, food & drinks, jumping castle, colouring in competition, breathtaking views & much more. Located at 1835 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont. It’s the perfect day out on the mountain with the family.
Transport and Main Roads has now completed repairs on all 23 landslips along Beechmont Road.
These landslips occurred as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017.
The 23 landslips (10 major and 13 minor) were located in a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road between the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection and Lower Beechmont. Although difficult ground conditions delayed the completion of these works, the project’s engineers and onsite team have successfully constructed the new pile and capping beam wall, secured with more than 20 ground anchors which extend 24m into hard rock.
The installation of guard rails, demobilisation of the site office on Bottletree Lane and the removal of traffic control will be completed in early March. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important restoration works.
Some interesting project statistics include:
• Construction ran from April 2018 to March 2019
• More than 700 soil nails were installed
• The total drilling length of all soil nails was almost 5km
• 85 staff worked on the project throughout construction.
I’VE GOT (REAL) MAIL!
Beechmont and Lower Beechmont residents are urged to check their post boxes from 1 March 2019 for their BEECHMONT POSTCARDS.
QCWA and community volunteers will be delivering these special postcards to you in the next two weeks.
BEECHMONT POSTCARDS make it easy to connect with neighbours and new residents in your area. They also help to build a caring and resilient community – important in everyday life and natural disasters.
Simply fill in your postcards and drop them into the post boxes of neighbours or people you’d like to reach out to. And don’t forget to look in your post box – you might find people reaching out to you!
The Beechmont Postcard Project is an initiative of your local Country Women’s Association Beechmountain Branch. It supports Neighbour Day (Sunday 31 March 2019). Grateful thanks to Canungra & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank (for covering the cost of printing) and local, Emily Pearce, for the graphic design.