A stunning elevated boardwalk set against the backdrop of Mount Archer’s iconic Fraser Park is officially underway with Mayor Margaret Strelow and State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga today turning the sod on the project.
Jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program, the $950,000 first stage will form part of the current path and deliver River and CBD lookouts, a connection node and interpretive elements.
Mayor Margaret Strelow said the project was a major milestone for the Mount Archer Activation Plan and unlocking the tourism potential of the area.
“It was fantastic to be here today with Brittany Lauga turning the sod on the Nurim Boardwalk which will open up the breathtaking views of the Fitzroy and Berserker Range our region has to offer,” Mayor Strelow said.
“Nurim is the Darumbal traditional name for Mount Archer and Council has worked with Darumbal Enterprises to make sure we deliver culturally significant stories, language and artwork throughout this whole project.
“It’s due to be finished by the end of November and represents another wonderful attraction for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy in our region,” Mayor Strelow said.
Keppel MP Brittany Lauga said the Palaszczuk Government was proud to support the program which will create jobs and grow tourism in the local area.
“I have pushed for funding for Mount Archer and I’m proud that the Palaszczuk Government has committed $300,000 from the Works for Queensland program as well as $450,000 from the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.
“This project will create jobs, celebrate our cultural heritage and attract visitors and local people alike to enjoy the amazing views from one of our region’s greatest natural assets: Mount Archer,” Ms Lauga said.