The city-wide beautification program is rolling out across divisions and starting today the first stage of works in Cornubia will focus on the Beenleigh Redland Bay and Bryants Road intersection.

Allocated in the 2022-23 budget was a $2.4 million investment over two years to fund the city-wide beautification program. Of that money, the divisions each receive $200,000.

Night works are scheduled to commence on today, Monday 19 September 2022, within permitted hours of operation between 7pm to 5am (Monday to Thursday and Sunday) over a delivery timeframe of four weeks (subject to suitable weather and site conditions).

“The median strips will be filled with low-maintenance plants and existing concrete surfaces will be repainted,” Councillor Miriam Stemp says.

This project has been a collaboration between Council and the Queensland Government recognising that Beenleigh Redland Bay Road is a state-regulated thoroughfare and an important part of the Division 10 landscape.

Cr Stemp said that both she and Mayor Power had advocated strongly for this project in response to community feedback.

It has also been the site of small fires in summer, most likely from cigarette butts tossed out of passing cars.

“Residents just want this area cleaned up and landscaped to match the surrounding streets,” she says.

“I’m proud to say that the project will be delivered through the Division 10 Local Infrastructure Program and Council’s new City Beautification Program, with a funding boost from the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads.”

The second stage will be between Bryants Road and California Creek Road and will now be funded with the help of the beautification program, with completion set for early 2023.

Stage three includes the area between Bryants Road and the M1, which already has some landscaping, but will include some plant filling, recoating of the concrete and an overall clean-up.

“It will be great to see this stretch of state road beautifully landscaped, looking neat and tidy and will also help prevent the regular fires caused by discarded cigarette butts,” said Cr Stemp.

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