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Sod turned on Peregian Beach Community House

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Construction on the $3million Community House at Peregian Beach is underway.

The Rufous St multi-use facility is due to be complete at the end of the year.  

Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart says the legacy project is a valuable addition to the community and is part of over a $10 million investment into the Rufous Street precinct.

“It will be a facility that many different groups across the shire will enjoy and also help foster connections within the community,” she says.

Cr Stewart and Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O'Brien inspected the progress of the civil works.

Mr O’Brien says the Coalition Government committed $2,550,179 towards Stage 3 of the Rufous Street Masterplan through the Building Better Regions Fund.

“The Rufous Street Community House is a landmark project that will provide world-class facilities to meet the needs of its growing community,” Mr O’Brien says.

“This vibrant space will build on Noosa’s reputation as a centre for innovation, creativity and technology, attracting new businesses and diversifying the local economy.”

Rufous Street stage three comprises a Community House with an increased number of hire and meeting rooms, complemented by a greenspace of 4000m2, with sculptured gardens, a play area, winding footpaths and grassed areas.

Cr Stewart says once the Community House is completed, work would then start on the expansion of the Peregian Digital Hub into the existing Community House facility.

“The Digital Hub growth has been fantastic and this expansion and further activation of the site provides more opportunities to foster the digital economy in Noosa.

“It’s so exciting for our shire and another clear example of what we can achieve in collaboration with the community and the Australian Government."