Resilient Women

Resilient Women

Who: Presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Making Good Alliance

supported by WOW (Women of the World) Australia

What:  a two-day event on Tamborine Mountain celebrating and exploring the things that make and shape us as resilient women and girls.

When: Friday 22nd October and Saturday 23 October 2021

Where: Tamborine Mountain Library, the Vonda Youngman Community Centre and the Centre for Regenerative Arts Tamborine Mountain

Why:  celebrating the lives of achievements of women and girls


Resilient Women is proudly presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council and Making Good Alliance with support from WOW (Women of the World) Australia.  

Resilient Women will be a glorious fusion of conversations, creativity, workshops, performances and shopping!  

From Friday night at the Resilient Women Arts Dinner we will dive in to explore what it is to be a resilient women as we talk to Mununjali/Wiradjuri artist Kim Walmsley, Erica Bartle from Outland Denim, Photographer and accidental adventurer Carin Garland and steel sculptor Colleen Lavender with a performance by Queensland Song of the year winner CLEA.

On Saturday the program continues from 9 am to 9 pm with talks, workshops, free activities for the body mind and soul, night markets and a local performance space.

Start the day with meditation empowering women, story time with first Five forever, craft sessions for kids. 

Swing past the library and spend time with Resilient Women who have been there and done that!

A Chillout zone will be created at the Centre for Regenerative Arts to gather and connect throughout the day. Drop by and meet Kim Walmsley and participate in the Corroborate project, grab something yum to eat from the Wise Wild Spice food van during the day, Falafel Falafel and the Cauldron Gin Bar after 4pm when the site lights up for Resilient Women night markets.

Throughout Saturday join us as we ponder what it takes to be a resilient leader, tackle issues of financial security for women at all ages and stages, participate in workshops from learning how to be good bystander to learning about slow fashion. Join in discussions on what the future holds for women and girls and help shape the Queensland Governments Women’s Strategy.

Explore creativity workshops and demonstrations that will have you leaving your mark, weaving random sculptural forms, turning dirt into compost, up-cycling t-shirts, sculpture with clay and steel, singing acapella, Daggy dancing and Expressive Dance. Check out the full program at

Scenic Rim Business Breakfast

Scenic Rim Business Breakfast

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Tuesday for another Scenic Rim Business Breakfast 🎉

We covered everything you need to know about the 2021 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards, including top tips for prepare your nomination, and heard from keynote speaker, founder and Artistic Director of Goat Track Theatre and founder of Artrepreneur, Andrew Wright who shared how to design your business and your life for delight!

Thanks to The Mountain Manor for hosting the event, check out some pictures below 👇

🏆 Nominations for the 2021 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards are open until 17 September, don’t miss your chance to nominate your business or outstanding employee! Find out more and submit a nomination at:

Planting Forests, One Tree at a Time

Planting Forests, One Tree at a Time

On the first Sunday in August, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people across Australia come together to celebrate our precious local ecosystems and to plant over a million new trees, shrubs and grasses. Begun in 1996, National Tree Day has now grown into Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. It’s an invitation for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their valuable natural environment.

When: Sunday 1st August, 9am-11am 

Where: Rosser Park, Mount Tamborine, just opposite St.Bernards Shopping Centre, Siganto Street, Mt Tamborine

What to bring: covered shoes, hat, drinking water. Tools and morning tea are provided.

The park is suitable for young and old (and everyone in between), and the tree planting work is easy. It’s a great way to mark this important occasion in our ecological calendar, get to know members of our mountain community, and have fun.

National Tree Day

Spotlight is on the Regional Arts Development Fund at the upcoming Arts Dinner

Spotlight is on the Regional Arts Development Fund at the upcoming Arts Dinner

Creatives needing a leg up with funding for their creative pursuits can find out everything they need to know about the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) at the upcoming Arts Dinner Live and Online on 13 July.

The dinner will be delivered onsite at Boonah Culture Centre, and streamed online, and is a special opportunity for anyone wanting to learn about the RADF from the program experts.

The RADF program is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Chair of the Arts Reference Group Councillor Michael Enright says the RADF provides an important pathway for learning, to boost creativity, create jobs and lift the Scenic Rim spirit.

“The more people who know about the RADF and understand how they can embrace the opportunity, the better,” he said.

“The Scenic Rim is full of special talent and this program is our way of celebrating that. We wish for this fund to support emerging and established artists, art practitioners, groups and organisations.

“The Arts Dinner is a perfect opportunity for those wanting to understand the RADF in depth and learn from the individuals responsible for running the program.” 

Regional Arts Officer for Regional Arts Service Network South West Queensland Michelle Blair says the RADF program is vital for regional communities to be able to access local funding, for initiatives that have true impact in their regions. 

“I have seen some amazing projects that truly drive community development in regional Queensland,” Ms Blair said.

“This month the panel will look at what the RADF program can offer to regional creatives, how the process of selection works, and what the outcomes can be for applicants.

“The discussion panel will also explore what the grant funding body expectations are, where you can get help, and how it can kickstart your career in the arts.”

The event will be an extra special evening with artist Clea performing on the night. Clea is a resounding success story of the program, having been a RADF recipient who has since won the Queensland Music Awards’ Song of the Year (2019) for her hit single ‘Dreaming’.

Taking part in the panel discussion will be:

• Mark Paddick (Scenic Rim Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund Liaison Officer)

• Jeremy Ring (Scenic Rim Arts Reference Group) 

• Michelle Blair (Regional Arts Officer – Regional Arts Services Network, South West Queensland)

• Larissa Warren (Potter and Regional Arts Development Fund recipient)

Members of the community can connect with the event via Zoom and are welcome to send questions via the chat box that will be answered during the evening.

Arts Dinners Live and Online are run jointly by Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland.

For more information about the event, and to purchase tickets please visit

Two major drainage projects underway in Beaudesert

Two major drainage projects underway in Beaudesert

Critical drainage infrastructure will set the foundation for Phase 1 of the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation.

The 2021-2022 Budget provides $1.44 million for capital expenditure on drainage in Beaudesert, with support from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This is in addition to the works being undertaken as part of the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation project.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said addressing the storm water flooding in the town centre is a staged process and these two projects will be running in tandem in 2021-2022.

“These foundation drainage works will give businesses in our town centre, that have experienced storm water flooding in the past, more confidence going forward; and will provide the critical base before all the aesthetic work gets underway,” he said.

“The revitalisation of Beaudesert’s town centre will make infrastructure and streetscape improvements to the heart of the town bringing both social and economic dividends to the Beaudesert community”. 

The Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation project is staged across year-on-year budgets with Phase 1 jointly funded by the Australian Government ($4,190,593), and Queensland Government ($3,750,000) in association with Scenic Rim Regional Council contributing ($460,065).

The 2021-2022 Budget includes funding to support the relocation and enhancement of the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) building in Beaudesert.  

Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation Project:

Phase 1: 2020-2023

  • Beaudesert Gateway Stage 1 – Caravan and car parking.
  • Beaudesert Town Centre Transport Improvements – Selwyn and Brisbane Street traffic and pedestrian improvements.
  • Beaudesert Town Centre Drainage Improvements – Brisbane, Eaglesfield and Short Street drainage upgrades.
  • Beaudesert Gateway Stage 2 – Amphitheatre, shelters, new public toilet and playspace.

Phase 2: 2022-2023

  • Beaudesert’s proposed new Community Hub and Library is planned to occur in 2022-2023, subject to suitable funding being sourced.

More detailed information about the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation is available on Council’s website

A copy of the Scenic Rim Regional Council 2021-2022 Community Budget Report is available for download from Council’s website:

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