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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

$3.5 million Beach Vibes

Mission Beach Town Centre is about to get a facelift that will boost the region’s economy and create jobs while the local community can have a say.

Council has secured over $3.5 million toward revitalising the Mission Beach Town Centre as part of the Queensland Government’s 2022-24 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).

Major Project’s portfolio holder, Councillor Nick Pervan, knows the value the funding will add to the local community, just what they need as tourism starts to ramp up. Currently, the Cassowary Coast Regional Council is preparing to release the concept designs of the Project to the community and looking to establish a Community and Stakeholder Reference Group (CSRG).

The State Governments commitment of funding for this project reduces the burden on Council to deliver this iconic project that will put the Cassowary Coast and region on the tourist map – Cr Pervan said.

“Council is hopeful that, in addition to the State’s contribution, the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund Round Six will match or improve on the commitment to this project.”

The Porter Promenade and Village Green area have already been a hub of activity as surveyors were on site recently undertaking laser scan surveying of physical buildings and streetscapes, which will be used to finalise design renders for draft concept plans.

“With the concept design due to be released for community consultation and the expression of interest process for the CSRG due to commence in the coming weeks, the announcement of funding only further increases the excitement surrounding this project,” Cr Pervan said.

Aerial view of mission beach town centre
Aerial view of Mission Beach Town Centre

Member for Hill Shane Knuth said it was great news that extended funding had been approved as the community has been pushing hard for this result.

“This funding will help to revitalise and renew the look and feel of the Mission Beach Town Centre,” Mr Knuth said.

Mission Beach is a growing community and tourist town that has been hit hard by a number of cyclones over the years, which is why this revitalisation project will complement the beautiful attractions of the region – Mr Knuth

“Not only will tourists benefit but also locals and businesses.”

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