Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Residents and visitors encouraged to comment on new strategies for Mount Coolum

Residents and visitors encouraged to comment on new strategies for Mount Coolum
January 31, 2019

Residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast’s Mount Coolum National Park are being urged to comment on the future of the park, with the release of a draft management plan and visitor strategy.

Queensland Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said these two documents – the Draft Mount Coolum National Park Management Plan and Draft Visitor Strategy represent a fresh approach to managing our protected estate and aims to strike the right balance between conservation and recreation at the National Park.

Minister Enoch advised “Mount Coolum National Park attracts about 240,000 visitors a year and is a significant area with unique values.

“The Draft Management Plan outlines the priorities for the National Park, and will update the current plan, which dates back to 1998.

“At the same time, we are also releasing the draft Visitors Strategy for this National Park, which is one of the first strategies of its kind for Queensland.

“These documents identify and set the management priorities for the park’s key values and takes a strategic approach to the needs of visitors while conserving and continuing to improve the park’s high natural and cultural values.”

The Queensland Government has invested $535,000 in 2017/18 and 2018/19 to protect the National Park and upgrade sections of the summit trail.

Minister Enoch added “(the Queensland) Government recognises the importance of this National Park, which provides habitat for rare plants and a haven for birds, such as the peregrine falcon on the cliffs, and the vulnerable ground parrot on the lowlands,.

“This National Park is also significant to the local First Nations Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners and the stories this land holds for them.

“I thank them for their input in these draft plans.

“Queensland Park and Wildlife Services (QPWS) will also continue to work with the Sunshine Coast Council, which manages the car park on a council road reserve at the foot of the summit trail, regarding the option to provide facilities at this location.”

The Draft Management Strategy and Visitors Strategy can be viewed at parks.des.qld.gov.au/managing/notices/.

Consultation is now open until 13th March 2019.

Related Articles

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

29th October 2018 - Environmental groups concerned at Queensland Government plans for 60 year commercial leases in national parks

25th October 2018 - Sunshine Coast Council awarded for strategic parks planning

18th June 2018 - Visit Sunshine Coast supports plastic bag ban

28th April 2017 - Nambour to Coolum trail to be a first for the Sunshine Coast

6th December 2016 - Queensland National Parks Minister announces significant expansion of protected area estate

12th October 2014 - New tourism activities in national parks threatens natural heritage

3rd November 2013 - Queensland Government invites zip line proposals for Sunshine Coast’s Obi Obi Gorge


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SYNERGY FITNESS

The Calgym/Synergy group has had a long and proud history since 1976 as world leaders in the innovation, design and evolution of commercial strength and conditioning equipment. The Synergy group was…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

CERAMIC SOLUTIONS

Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …

read more

Aquatics / Design / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

Life Fitness

Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business