Beenleigh Town Square name set to stay
Published: 23 June 2015
The people have spoken – the revitalised civic space in Beenleigh's CBD will be officially named Beenleigh Town Square when it opens later this year.
A public vote overwhelmingly recommended the name with 60 per cent of the votes preferring the name Beenleigh Town Square to Yalburru Place (24.6 per cent) and The City Green (15.9 per cent).
Logan City Council Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith (Division 6) said 414 people made the effort to vote on the precinct's name.
"The Beenleigh Town Square, as we have been calling it for several years already, really is a place for the people of Beenleigh and surrounding areas to enjoy, which is why we wanted to involve the community in determining what it would be called," he said.
"We called for people to submit names to us earlier this year, and shortlisted the three options from 83 suggestions.
"Council will now develop branding for the town square, which will be used on signage and other promotional material as we prepare for the opening of this fantastic space.
"This branding will incorporate a road motif that both celebrates the urban history of Beenleigh and the creation of the new town square."
Cr Smith said Council was now inviting submissions from people interested in operating the cafe in Beenleigh Town Square, with submissions closing at 2pm on 7 July 2015.
"The cafe is ideally located within the town square and will be an important feature alongside the proposed markets," he said.
"The licence to operate the plug-in cafe will include defined outdoor dining areas associated with the pavilion structure."
Councillor Jennie Breene (Division 12) said construction on the town square had reached the 60 per cent completion mark, and plans were already underway for the official opening.
"Of course, Beenleigh is one of the city's primary economic development hubs, and the significant investment in creating the town square precinct will benefit our community for many years to come," she said.
"This will bring a great vibe to our community, and will attract people to the City of Logan for years to come."
Cr Breene thanked all local businesses, motorists and residents for their continued patience and understanding as the project is delivered.
"Council officers are regularly on site and are happy to discuss the project with local businesses or residents, and residents can also contact me if they have questions," she said.