Mission Beach Town Centre Highlights its Natural Beauty
Cassowary Coast Regional Council endorsed the final design for the Mission Beach Town Centre Revitalisation Project during the October 2023 Local Government Meeting.
The final design breathes life back into Mission Beach and welcomes overdue improvements to the town centre’s access and amenities for visitors and residents. The revitalisation is a key step in strengthening the economy, enhancing livability and the destination appeal of Mission Beach.
The delivery of this thriving and unique project will feature formalised seating, exclusive greenery, sculptural play elements, bicycle racks and LED lighting transforming the existing CBD into an attractive and versatile public space. The pedestrian-friendly connections from the new car park to the foreshore will improve accessibility whilst creating a vibrant oasis for the community to enjoy and admire the beautiful beach and Dunk Island.
The design also includes opportunities for local artists and artwork to be showcased and represent the character of Mission Beach as the Rainforest to the Reef. The final design has been influenced strongly by the Mission Beach community as well as the Community and Stakeholder Reference Group (CSRG).
Council’s project team acknowledges the potential impacts on businesses, land/homeowners and residents during the construction phase and will continue to engage to address risks, concerns and issues, and mitigate disruption.
To support traders and businesses in the CBD during construction, Council approved the allocation of $30,000 to fund activation initiatives designed to promote business operations and encourage the community and visitors to eat, drink, and shop locally.
Council will undertake community sessions to ensure the community is aware of the project and the benefits of delivering a project that is unique to the region and celebrates the natural environment. Council will continue facilitating sessions with the CSRG to ensure this representative voice is sustained throughout the construction.
Pre-tender marketing of this project has already seen considerable interest from suitable contractors. Council will now take the next step to release the full tender to the public as a package of works. The tender package will be available via Vendor Panel and must be submitted electronically by Friday 8 December 2023.
This project is jointly funded by Cassowary Coast Regional Council and the Queensland Government’s 2022-24 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).
Council wants to ensure the community, that we are on this journey together to revitalise the town centre and showcase Mission Beach as a liveable, dynamic and vibrant town.
For further information please visit yoursay.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/mission-beach-town-centre-revitalisation-project