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$3.3 million revamp for Brisbane’s Daisy Hill Koala Centre

$3.3 million revamp for Brisbane’s Daisy Hill Koala Centre
June 12, 2017

South East Queensland wildlife tourist attraction Daisy Hill Koala Centre will undergo a major revamp in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Announcing the 10-year project, Queensland Minister for the Environment Steven Miles said the revitalised Daisy Hill Koala Centre will improve the visitor experience and education.

The $3.3 million stage one will improve the ring road inside the conservation park and enhance toilet blocks, parking, revegetation and a tourist kiosk along with new amenities including barbeques, upgraded pathways, signage and nature play areas.

A park user reference group will also be established with representatives from tourism, recreation and conservation sectors, residents and traditional owners.

Minister Miles said the group would target locals and tourists travelling from Brisbane or the airport to the Gold Coast, explaining “Daisy Hill Koala Bushland is an iconic pocket of conservation park surrounded by urban development.

“We will also upgrade the popular picnic area turning it into a more modern space by installing

“The upper mountain bike trail hub on Daisy Hill Road will be upgraded with new tables and warm-up track, and the Paperbark Walking Trail will make it easier for people in wheel chairs and strollers to access.

“We have listened to community concerns around the conservation values of the site, with a range of revegetation, weed control and survey projects proposed.

“With this investment, Daisy Hill will become an outdoor hub for locals, interstate and overseas visitors, and sporting groups for mountain biking, bushwalking, horse riding, nature-based activities, and school excursions.

“The revamped Koala Centre will be exciting and educational. Interactive displays will improve the visitor experience - and make it easier to have an up close and personal encounter with our most iconic species.”

Daisy Hill is already growing in popularity; attracting up to 400,000 visitors to the area each year and 65,000-plus visitors to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

To assist with delivery of stage one, a park user reference group will be established and will include representatives from tourism, recreation and conservation sectors, local residents and traditional owners.

Images: Daisy Hill Koala Centre

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