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Improvements For Rainbow's Main Street

Council is moving into the second stage of streetscaping works for Rainbow Beach’s main street and the community is being invited to provide feedback on the design choices.

Stage one of the Rainbow Beach ‘Our Towns’ Revitalistion project involved the undergrounding of power and installing new street lighting along Rainbow Beach Road, which was completed earlier this year.

The second stage will involve streetscape improvements at targeted locations throughout the town centre.

Division One Councillor, Jess Milne, said that making improvements to Rainbow’s main street is long overdue.

“We all know how special Rainbow Beach is and while we want to maintain its unique charm, we also recognise that it’s one of our region’s hottest tourism destinations and it needs a bit of TLC,” Cr Milne said.

“By seeking the community’s feedback we can ensure that any improvements build upon all that is great about this unique spot.”

The survey will outline the extent of works being completed as part of stage two and share ideas on things like footpath finishes, street furniture design, trees and landscaping.

“We have to remember that we are working to a budget and that means the work needs to focus on priority areas, like increasing car parking in the street.”

To find out more about the project and to complete the survey, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au. The opportunity to have your say closes 14 August 2020.

People who do not have access to the internet are invited to call Council on 1300 307 800 for a copy of the survey, with a reply paid envelope, to be mailed to them.

The Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation project is an initiative of the Queensland Government under the Works for Queensland Program, with $1m secured to deliver improvements across the two stages of the project.