Beenleigh Town Square launch draws a crowd (and the PM)
Published: 24 November 2015
The $9.75m transformation of Beenleigh's CBD is only the beginning of a prosperous future for the City of Logan, with Logan City Council celebrating the official opening of the Beenleigh Town Square on Friday 6 November 2015.
Mayor Pam Parker was joined by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and The Hon. Shannon Fentiman (Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Member for Waterford, and member of the Logan: City of Choice Leadership Team). The Logan: City of Choice Leadership Team was also on hand for the milestone event.
The precinct has created a public space in the heart of Beenleigh to drive community growth and economic development.
"Beenleigh is one of our pioneering towns with a rural past and an urban future," Mayor Parker said.
"Logan is growing and we are changing, and we will continue to see a boom in residents and businesses over the next 20 years.
"The Beenleigh Town Square is a transformative project that has created a place for people to meet in the heart of the CBD."
Mayor Parker said the Beenleigh Town Square had been delivered with the support of the Federal and State Governments, who had contributed $3m and $250,000 respectively towards the project. The State Government is injecting a further $1.5 million into the redevelopment of the adjacent Southern Districts Courthouse as a direct result of the Town Square project.
"We believe the Beenleigh Town Square will stimulate investment in the region and deliver direct economic benefits of $23 million," she said.
"It is encouraging to see the commitment of public and private investment in the future growth of Beenleigh.
"We are doing the heavy lifting for growth in South-East Queensland, and that's because we have an enviable but affordable lifestyle to offer our residents, especially as new developments at Yarrabilba and Flagstone grow."
The Beenleigh Town Square celebrations continued into the evening with Council's popular Eats and Beats pop-up food and music festival being held in the precinct from 5pm to 9pm.
To find out more about the Beenleigh Town Square, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/beenleightownsquare