Have your say on the revitalisation of three park gateway centres across South-East Queensland. The nature based visitor centres are part of a drive to expand Queensland tourism.
Throughout January and February there will be community consultation workshops to help create master plans to rejuvenate the Gap’s Walkabout Creek, Mon Repos Conservation Park, and the David Fleay Wildlife Park.
A park gateway centre at each of these locations will aim to showcase Queensland’s national parks and promote eco-tourism opportunities.
National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said the park gateway centres were ideally placed to become iconic gateways.
“We want to reinvigorate these long established destinations and make them more accessible and meaningful to tourists and the wider community.”
Mr Dickson also said the workshops were a chance for locals to be heard.
“We’re examining a range of opportunities for these sites and community consultation sessions allow locals to have genuine input into the final master plans.”
Mr Dickson went on to describe the benefits of each location and the potential they hold.
“Walkabout Creek is a beautiful introduction to the forests of D’Aguilar National Park and there is a huge potential in Enoggera Reservoir and in the adjoining areas for recreation and adventure activities that was ignored by the former Labor government.”
David Fleay Wildlife Park
“David Fleay Wildlife Park is a great place to meet native wildlife, and also provides opportunities to link to the active recreation centre at Tallebudgera, Indigenous cultural attractions and water-based opportunities along Tallebudgera Creek.”
Mon Repos Conservation Park
“Mon Repos Conservation Park brings tourists to Bargara and Bundaberg during turtle season, and we want to know how we can improve on this well-loved product, to offer better education and experiences with marine turtles.”
The draft conceptual plans are available for review and discussion at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ or at each of the park gateway centres during the eight-week consultation period. Comments on the draft plans are invited until 21 February 2014.