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Media Release – Glass House Mountains National Park upgrade (28 November 2012)

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell has announced an upgrade on a popular Glass House Mountains National Park walking track is now underway. 

Mr Powell said work had begun on the $175,000 Mount Ngungun summit walking track major upgrade, designed to make the area safer for the thousands of visitors who enjoyed using it each year.

“This project will realign the track and provide new information signage and viewing points to give locals and visitors an even better experience in the Glass House Mountains National Park,” Mr Powell said.

“With the upgrade due to be completed by June 2013 weather permitting, every effort will be made to keep the track open during the works period, especially on weekends.

“However, for safety during high-risk construction, closures will be required from 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday up until 14 December 2012.”

Mr Powell said the Glass House Mountains including Mount Ngungun had special significance to local Aboriginal people, who were consulted as part of the project.

National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said the project was a great example of the Newman Government’s commitment to opening up the state’s National Parks for all Queensland residents and visitors to enjoy.

“Eco-tourism is a major part of our plan for growing the tourism pillar of Queensland’s economy, which is why we are working to increase certainty and opportunity for operators across our national park estate,” Mr Dickson said.

“Mt Ngungun’s 2.2km return summit walk provides spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and broader Sunshine Coast region.”

Visitors can check park alerts at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au for updates.

 

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