Beerwah’s million-dollar meeting place

BEERWAH’S newest million-dollar facility, the Beerwah Community Meeting Place, was officially opened on Thursday, September 23. It was brought to life by a $1.65 million grant from the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

The facility will offer a unique space for residents and community groups to catch up by the water.

Deputy Mayor Cr Rick Baberowski couldn’t contain his excitement during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, saying the facility will be a major addition to the Beerwah town centre.

“This building will be part of the community heart of Beerwah where we can see our community culture, arts and heritage come to life in a lake-side precinct that already hosts the Beerwah Library, community hall and Turner Park,” Cr Baberowski said.

“Inspired by the natural environment that surrounds us, the Beerwah Community Meeting Place’s design takes into account the winter sun, summer shade, natural breezes and landscape to ensure all who use this space are comfortable.

“It’s also great to see that these flexible, multi-functional and adaptable indoor/outdoor meeting areas and social spaces will suit all sorts of group sizes and needs.

“I’m very grateful to everyone involved in planning and delivering this people-focused project and I look forward to the many initiatives that emanate from its use,” Cr Baberowski said.

The meeting place is next to Beerwah Library at 25 Peachester Rd and is now available for bookings.

Main image: Cutting the ribbon are assistant minister for local government Nikki Boyd, Beerwah Library supervisor Patricia Stahl and Sunshine Coast Council deputy mayor Cr Rick Baberowski