Re­de­vel­op­ment trans­forms town

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BUR­NETT Heads now boasts a “smarter” and more beau­ti­ful town cen­tre thanks to a mul­ti­mil­lion dollar streetscape re­de­vel­op­ment.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt said the re­de­vel­op­ment had trans­formed the town cen­tre and un­locked sig­nif­i­cant devel­op­ment po­ten­tial in the grow­ing Bund­aberg re­gion.

The re­de­vel­op­ment was of­fi­cially opened yes­ter­day with a com­mu­nity street party planned for to­day.

“This project will stim­u­late eco­nomic and pop­u­la­tion growth, mean­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties for the town’s busi­nesses,” Mr Pitt said.

“The re­de­vel­op­ment in­cludes wider foot­paths, land­scap­ing, on-street car park­ing, pub­lic art, dis­abled park­ing spa­ces, smart tech­nol­ogy and sew­er­age in­fras­truc­ture for Zunker Street.

“The Bur­nett con­struc­tion works will be a game changer for the town mak­ing it bet­ter for busi­ness, bet­ter for pedes­tri­ans and bet­ter for vis­i­tors.”

Queens­land Min­is­ter for State Devel­op­ment Cameron Dick said the re­de­vel­op­ment will ben­e­fit both the com­mer­cial area of Bur­nett Heads and its im­me­di­ate sur­rounds.

Photo: Cour­tesy Chris McLough­lin

TOWN RE­VAMP: Bur­nett Heads busi­ness own­ers and com­mu­nity mem­bers Karen Kelly, Al­lan Par­nell, Dawn Lawrence, Wally Ge­orge, Gavin Hales, Chris McLough­lin and Kay Tuck with di­vi­sional coun­cil­lor Scott Rowle­son.

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