Beaudesert Bypass a boost for SEQ

23 / Apr / 2015 | News

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) today welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment to construct the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass in partnership with Scenic Rim Regional Council.

The Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass has long been identified as a major priority as part of the Council of Mayors’ (SEQ) list of key infrastructure projects.

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Deputy Chair and Scenic Rim Mayor Cr John Brent said this announcement was a massive boost not just for Beaudesert but for the whole of SEQ.

“The delivery of the Beaudesert Bypass will be a welcomed boost to the Scenic Rim region, creating jobs, encouraging investment and reducing heavy traffic flow for the townships of Bromelton and Beaudesert,” said Cr Brent.

“The Beaudesert Bypass will also establish a crucial road link to the Bromelton State Development Area which has the potential to deliver massive economic and employment opportunities for SEQ.

“The SEQ Mayors commend the Queensland Government’s willingness to work with Local Government to deliver a vital piece of infrastructure for the region,” Cr Brent said.

The Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass will be jointly funded with Scenic Rim Regional Council, with the Queensland Government investing up to $26 million into the project.

Stage one of the 3.5 kilometre bypass will start at the Mount Lindesay Highway and run west of the town centre, joining Beaudesert-Boonah Road.

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) has continued to lobby Federal and State Government to address the infrastructure backlog in SEQ and secure investment for the future of the region.

The full list of the Council of Mayors’ (SEQ) priority infrastructure projects is outlined in Investing in Queensland’s Core Growth Region: 2015 Queensland State Advocacy Document and can be viewed at seqmayors.qld.gov.au.