Plans to revitalise iconic Coast landmark revealed
THE future of a Sunshine Coast icon is being discussed in a new management plan aimed at conserving the natural and cultural significance of the popular climbing spot.
Defining track alignments, additional viewing opportunities, improved cultural education and planned burns are among the strategies outlined in the Draft Management Plan and Draft Visitor Strategy for Mount Coolum National Park conservation.
Minister of Environment Leeanne Enoch said the site was an "incredible asset” for tourism, locals and culture, and needed to be preserved through this new plan.
The new strategy was replacing the current plan which dates back to 1998.
Ms Enoch said the plan was timely and encompassed more input from traditional Kabi Kabi land owners who held a sacred connection with the mountain and its surroundings.
Residents are being urged to view the drafts and leave feedback on the improvements they think are necessary.
The drafts can be viewed at www.parks.des.qld.gov.au. Consultation is open until March 13.