Iconic point upgrade

WHAT A VIEW: Cr Adam Belot talks with a resident at the Wreck Point consultation on Sunday.
WHAT A VIEW: Cr Adam Belot talks with a resident at the Wreck Point consultation on Sunday. Matthew Mansfield

RESIDENTS got a detailed look this week at what will become a new and exciting tourist attraction at Wreck Point.

Livingstone Shire Council and the Yeppoon Lions Club will held community information days on Sunday and Monday to seek feedback from residents on the proposed new Yeppoon Lions Wreck Point Lookout design.

Yeppoon Lions and Livingstone Council successfully secured $190,000 in funding from the Queensland Government to upgrade the current lookout with Lions contributing $90,000 and council contributing $100,000 to the project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig commended the vision of the Yeppoon Lions to make Wreck Point one of the most iconic lookouts on the stunning Capricorn Coast.

"Rejuvenating the Wreck Point area has long been a focus of the Yeppoon Lions and council has been working with the club to enhance the offering to our tourists and locals alike,” Cr Ludwig said.

"We have two of the region's best landscape architects and designers in Russell Girle and Bill Gannon assisting the steering committee to ensure a fantastic outcome for the entire community. The lookout is the first stage of a broader master plan that will be developed in consultation with the community that will have walkway linkages to Daniel Park and Lammermoor Beach as part of a network of pathways ultimately connecting all foreshore localities from Yeppoon to Emu Park. This $380,000 project would not be possible without the tremendous funding support from both the Yeppoon Lions Club and the Queensland Government.”

Deputy Mayor Graham Scott said the new lookout was critical infrastructure for visitors to the Capricorn Coast to visually connect with the Southern Great Barrier Reef region as well as providing residents with a world class facility. "The Wreck Point Scenic Lookout and viewing deck is on a dramatic clifftop location with uninterrupted views over the Pacific Ocean, the Keppel Islands and the Southern Great Barrier Reef,” Cr Scott said. "The existing and planned scenic walkways, lookouts, bikeways, tracks and trails will continue to be in high demand and are a key component of Capricorn's contribution towards the Queensland Government's Destination 2020 target. The project is part of council's broader destination growth priority Capricorn Coast Foreshore Precinct Development (from Yeppoon to Causeway Lake and Emu Park) as identified in our Capricorn Destination Tourism Plan.” You can also give feedback online.

Topics:  design project, livingstone shire council, wreck point lookout, yeppoon lions club

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