After twenty years of planning work is set to begin on the Beenleigh town centre. This Wednesday 17 September, the first sod will be turned to officially mark the beginning of the twelve month redevelopment.

Logan City Mayor Pam Parker, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen and State Member for Waterford Mike Latter will officially turn the sod.

The redevelopment will see the removal of the ‘infamous’ six-way roundabout in the centre of town. The area will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly precinct and aims to reduce bitumen in the centre of town by 50%.

Mayor Parker believes the project will provide the Beenleigh community with opportunities for economic and social growth.

“Beenleigh is one of Logan City’s primary economic development hubs and the community will certainly benefit from such a significant revitalisation,” Mayor Parker said. “The town square project will help Beenleigh regain its proud status of being a vibrant community hub, with culture and community activity supporting economic growth and generating new jobs.”

The project is expected to cost $9 million, with funding contributed by the Logan City Council and both State and Federal governments.