Canungra next step in revitalisation

Moriarty Park playground will have an upgrade

Revitalisation of the Scenic Rim’s townships will continue in 2023-2024 with Council’s budget providing $225,000 to support planning for improvements to the business centres and streetscapes of Canungra and Kalbar. 

Master planning for Canungra and Kalbar will take an integrated approach that considers the value of each township in its own right as well as its place in the wider Scenic Rim region.

“Canungra and Kalbar have not only experienced population growth in recent years but are also continuing to grow in popularity as destinations for visitors to the Scenic Rim,” Mayor Christensen said.

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“Our VATV initiative recognises the substantial social and economic returns of investing in the future of our communities.”

The master plans for Canungra and Kalbar will be developed through community consultation involving public workshops, surveys and engagement in public spaces.

“Council will work with local artists, writers, traditional owners, the Scenic Rim Arts Reference Group and the Heritage Network to develop artistic and cultural elements that will be woven into the concept plans for these townships,” Mayor Christensen said.

“Community involvement is key to creating a sense of connection between people and places.”

Division 3 Cr Virginia West said the revitalisation plan was always to do the three main  towns first and then the smaller centres.

She also said that Council has allocated $92,000 to upgrade the playground at Moriarty Park Community Sporting Centre.

“The playground that is there now was originally located at the army base,” said Cr West.