Digital hub expands at Peregian Beach

The third and final stage of the Peregian Beach Rufous Street Masterplan Digital Hub has had an injection of funds with the federal government putting forward $2,550,179 to match Noosa Council’s contribution of the $5,100,358 project.

Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington said with the funds from the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, council could now build a new Community House on the site of the old Peregian Beach bowls club building and then expand the Digital Hub into the old Community House.

“The funding will enable us to renovate the old building and construct an additional 80sqm extension. This will mean that we can expand the number of people working at the hub from 60 to 100,” he said.

“The funding also supports the construction of a bespoke playground as well as additional parking.”

Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien said the Noosa community could look forward to the many benefits the investment would deliver, helping Noosa to diversify its economy, creating new jobs and ensuring it continues to thrive and prosper into the future.

“In April I was pleased to bring the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack to Peregian Beach where he met with Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington and senior officers involved with the Digital Hub project. The Council put forward a good case and quality application, Michael and I listened, and I’m pleased to be here today to announce Coalition Government funding for this great project,” he said.