Community invited to vote on names for Beenleigh Town Square
Published: 22 April 2015
As the $9.75 million Beenleigh Town Square project nears the halfway mark for construction, the community is being invited to vote for the precinct's final name.
Three names have been shortlisted and residents will be able to vote on their favourite name from Monday 27 April.
Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith (Division 6), said the first stage of the naming project had been completed, with 49 people submitting 83 names to Logan City Council earlier this year.
"We have narrowed down the list to three names – Yalburru Place, The City Green and Beenleigh Town Square," he said.
"'Yalburru' is the Yugambeh word for 'happy' and this was suggested in recognition of the fact that the space will be a happy place in the future, while 'The City Green' acknowledges that we are creating a new civic space at the end of City Rd.
"Of course, 'Beenleigh Town Square' is how we have referred to the project over the past couple of years and many people suggested this name should stay.
"We know that deciding on a name for the precinct will be a very important step in transforming Beenleigh's town centre, and I encourage everyone to have their say before voting closes on 4 June."
Councillor Jennie Breene (Division 12) said Beenleigh was one of the city's primary economic development hubs, and the significant investment in creating the town square precinct would benefit the community for many years to come.
She said the tender process for the cafe operator would soon get underway, complementing the physical work being done at the site.
"Construction has reached the 40 per cent mark, with seat-walls and footpaths starting to appear, which makes it feel even more real that we'll have this great community space available later this year," Cr Breene said.
"We want it to be a hub for the community, and I know the markets and café will contribute greatly to establishing that community vibe.
"It can only attract people to our great city, who'll take the opportunity to check out other businesses and community events."
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.