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Redeveloped deck opens at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre
Having been upgraded during COVID-19, the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, 12 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, has now opened its redeveloped $1.3 million deck for visitors for the start of the long weekend.
Walkabout Creek is a popular day trip destination for locals and tourists alike, with beautiful walking tracks, a reservoir for swimming, cycle tracks, and a BMX beginner skills course.
Queensland Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said that by investing in this great facility, we are boosting the tourism industry adding that in total the State Government has invested $3 million over three years to upgrade facilities at Walkabout Creek.
Minister Enoch notes “our Government is investing $45 million in revitalising infrastructure in National Parks and State Forests to provide new opportunities for Queensland's nature-based ecotourism industry, and boost employment in regional areas.
“This is on top of the additional $8.9 million National Parks Works and Jobs Boost program, to improve existing facilities, and help support tourism and local jobs, of which $250,000 has been earmarked for Walkabout Creek for further visitor upgrades.
Minister Enoch added “I also acknowledge the ongoing contribution of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS) rangers across the state and for their involvement in opening this popular destination at The Gap.
“Every day these rangers go above and beyond to protect the community, our national parks and the forests, native animals and endangered species and for that, I say thank you.”
Catering partner Cuisine on Cue will be able to reopen its doors and the new deck will once again become a social hub where visitors can enjoy the ambience of the natural D’Aguilar bush.
Cuisine on Cue Managing Director Anna Morrow advised that “after the devastating effects of COVID-19 for our business, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our café and creating much needed jobs in the hospitality industry.
“Cuisine on Cue is privileged to work alongside QPWS on this exciting relaunch in such a stunning Brisbane location.”
Image top courtesy of https://qorf.org.au/
30th December 2015 - Mountain Bike Skills Course opens at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre
12th December 2018 - Queensland National Parks start reopening in aftermath of bushfires
28th November 2018 - Queensland National Parks receive 6.4 million visits in year to March
13th January 2014 - Queensland national park ecotourism proposals move to next stage
3rd April 2020 - Cairns Regional Council encourages exercisers to use walking tracks
6th March 2020 - Auckland upgrades walking tracks to prevent Kauri dieback
29th April 2019 - TTC design and construct new skate and BMX parks for South Australia
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