News

Mt Archer facelift plan set to begin in the New Year

The type of zip line proposed for Mount Archer.
The type of zip line proposed for Mount Archer.

ONE of Rockhampton's natural assets is set for a facelift in the New Year.

Rockhampton Regional Council last week endorsed the Mount Archer Activation Implementation Plan, committing to several projects to improve the area.

Councillor Tony Williams, chair of the infrastructure committee, said funding would be considered in the next council budget.

"This iconic community asset has been under-utilised and now we see a plan that encourages both locals and visitors to enjoy," Cr Williams said.

"We have a priority list of projects to work on after comprehensive community consultation with community groups, Mount Archer residents and the wider public."

The first project, which is already underway, is the design of a car park at the base of Pilbeam Dve.

"We have been working with the community over a long time to help ease noise issues and this will further assist current initiatives whilst providing better car parking solutions to the community," Cr Williams said.

Construction of more mountain bike trails at First Turkey will also start, with council already receiving some funding and waiting on the outcome of State and Federal government grant applications.

Fraser Park will also get some attention, with council successfully applying for a Green Army to commence works in February 2016.

Council will also undertake an environmental audit, Fraser Park landscape architectural drawings, lookout designs and interpretive signage.

"These projects will provide basic infrastructure to activate the mountain for our community," Cr Williams said.

"The initial implementation plan not only reflects what the community has asked for, but it leverages on our partnerships with the Dharumbal people, CQUniversity, Capricornia Corrections and the Green Army."

Mt Archer Plan

  • Improving parking, roads and emergency access points
  • Potential adventure tourism with zip lines, ropes challenges, canopy walks, a tree line roller-coaster and abseiling
  • Potential mobile bungee jump in the Barlow Boulder car park
  • Fraser Park expanded to include an amphitheatre, botanical displays and a camping, cafe and cultural education centre
  • Investigate feasibility of building the Capricorn Observatory, with 360-degree views of the region, and a Fraser Park Eco Centre, which could include a conference centre and day spa facilities
  • Additional 30km of bushwalking tracks will be created
  • Promote Dharumbal culture through several projects
  • Implement dedicated pathway along Pilbeam Dve to Fraser Park

Topics:  mt archer, new year, rockhampton




Two taken to hospital with serious injuries following Cap Hwy crash

RACQ Careflight Rescue helicopter, generic. Photo Contributed

UPDATE 7.40AM: Two patients suffer serious injuries in head-on crash

Tributes flow for man killed in tragic driveway accident

Tim Pickering's childhood friend Michael Fingland said he was a real family man who aregularly spoke with pride about daughter Tegan, who he is pictured with here.

Friends have remembered Tim Pickering as selfless and loyal

Latest deals and offers

Mountain biking dreams come true for Rockhampton enthusiasts

First Turkey is expanding to cater for all ages and all riding abilities, with an aim to one day host state and national competitions.


Get Set for Summer!

Win One of Ten Prize Packs
Learn More

Fishermen reel in a Classic catch

Jackson Slack with 2.2kg Coral Trout and 4.1kg Sweetlip at the Tight Lines Fishing Classic on Friday.

Fishermen line up to weigh-in big catch for Coast Guard Yeppoon

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

That's a wrap: Gympie Muster celebrates 35 years in style

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at the Muster Club on Sunday August 28 at the Gympie Muster.

Country music festival blessed with great weather and bumper crowds

Julia and Sasha top The Block's leaderboard

Julia and Sasha in their winning master en-suite in a scene from The Block.

FIRST room reveals of the season deliver mixed results.

Nene lives dream life in Oz

Yeppoon author Nene Davies with her books based on a family who emigrated to Queensland from Wales.

Yeppoon woman writes novels about family's move from Wales to Oz

What's on the small screen this week

Bella Frizza in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight.

THE Block's $65,000 bathroom is revealed and strangers marry.

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa