Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright this week joined Mayor Greg Christensen and Cr Rick Stanfield to call for Federal funds to match the Scenic Rim Regional council’s commitment to redevelop the Boonah Town Square.
Mr Buchholz said the upgrades are needed to ensure Boonah remains a vibrant and accessible community for locals and visitors alike.
“We are blessed to live in such a friendly, beautiful part of Queensland, and we need to do all we can to ensure that Boonah continues to be the destination for tourism and trade in our region,”
“The Town Square is a catalyst of commerce and an important part of the plan to invest in the communities across our region for local residents, businesses and visitors,”
“Council’s proposed redevelopment of the Town Square will provide a hub for community events and create economic, tourism and cultural opportunities for Boonah and the wider region now and into the future” Mr Buchholz said.
Mayor Greg Christensen said he was excited by the potential for the future of Boonah for the next generation through the creation of a town square precinct and the renewal of infrastructure.
“We greatly appreciate the solidarity of support from our federal member, Scott Buchholz, in our efforts to obtain co-funding for our community that will help to stretch our ratepayer dollar much further,” he said.
“Our commitment to ensuring vibrancy across our communities as part of a sustainable future is unwavering and we appreciate the opportunity to gain a stronger funding outcome that will allow us to deliver this project sooner for our region.”
Cr Rick Stanfield said the Boonah Town Square precinct will build on the success of the Railway Street project, part of Council's region-wide Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages Program which is enhancing community life and boosting local economies.
“The improvement to Boonah through the Railway Street project was a fantastic outcome and the Town Square precinct continues that momentum,” he said.
“Federal Government funding for this project would be welcomed by the community as a social and economic investment in our future.”