Cr Rick Baberowski - Transformed look and feel for Beerwah
  • Thursday 16 October 2014

Transformed look and feel for Beerwah

This is our time to celebrate!

The Glass House Country Festival program is the best yet and Beerwah’s Simpson Street is now showing us just how far we've come from those first community consultation sessions that collected our ideas and proposed that 'Beerwah aims to have a brighter future'.  Well, now we can actually see the transformation on the ground and feel very proud that we've given the town and the Glass House country townships a truly solid foundation for that bright future.

For me, the sense of "this is going to be really great" came as the first tower went up on 'Tower Green', where the old rail crossing used to be. The icing on the cake was the extra seating and sidewalk shelters.  I can proudly say it's not just what council has done (as good as that is) but also the tremendous contribution the private sector has made to the shopping centre extension, the new businesses that have come to town and the new developments that have recently started construction. The bottom line is that we now have a major activity centre in our fabulous Glass House Country that is a great place to shop, meet and visit. We all wanted to retain a (modern) country town look and feel for Beerwah and that is what's been delivered.  This is only the beginning, our transformed Glass House country township of Beerwah has held onto our local community values and is sure to strengthen local business. Together, council and the community have put a lot of effort into this project over the last few years and the end result is one that we can all take pride in. I hope you enjoy our communities' success and the festival.

Flying-fox camp in Landsborough

I recently met with a very concerned group of Landsborough residents to share their concerns that council must work closely with those who live near a flying-fox roost to find a solution to these difficult neighbours. Affected residents will receive a letter in the next three weeks inviting them to a meeting where, hopefully, together we’ll find solutions that achieve the balance between meeting our environmental management responsibilities and our responsibilities to residents.

First appeared in Glass House Country News, 16 October, 2014.