Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Townships in Line for Beautification

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Townships in Line for Beautification

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COOLOOLA Cove, Goomeri and Tin Can Bay will all get a facelift this year from some specialised work being done in and around their streets:

Cooloola Cove

A FORMAL pedestrian link is being built between Golden Hind Ave and Retreat Crt, and the pedestrian links and landscaping will be upgraded at the commercial hub on the corner of Nautilus Dr and Queen Elizabeth Dr.

Seating will also be installed along the pedestrian and bike path on Queen Elizabeth Dr and Bayside Rd.

Work on these projects is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.

Goomeri

BY THE end of this year, landscaping and community seating will be installed between Boonara St and the railway corridor fronting Moore St.

Short-term RV parking spaces will also be created in that area, along with associated vehicle turnaround linking to Perrett St.

Tin Can Bay

NEW signs and footpaths and more trees and landscaping will be done by the end of the year, existing footpaths will be widened and street furniture installed in the retail and commercial hub.

Rainbow Beach

BEAUTIFICATION works at Rainbow will be the final stage of the Our Towns Sustainable Centres Program.

Rainbow Beach is one of the jewels in the Tin Can Bay and Inlet crown. This is both in terms of European and Aboriginal history.

Rainbow Beach is distinguishable because it has a connection to both the bay and surf ocean, and is a gateway and crossroads to important regional attributes.

Even though it is a former miners'/Crown settlement, it has developed as a genuine community and one set in extraordinary natural contexts.

Aboriginal history shows the Inlet and Bay were important to Fraser Island peoples and Pipeclay National Park adjacent to Cooloola Cove and Poverty Point near to Rainbow Beach have a special association with men's initiation ceremonies - Pipeclay's bora ring for the initiation rite and Poverty Point for healing and bush medicine.

It is evident from the middens and local history that Inskip Peninsula (and Rainbow Beach by default) was even then a pathway between two areas ie the lands of the uninitiated males and their return to the island as men. …

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