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The escarpment parks upgrade includes multiple projects associated with nature-based, outdoor recreation and tourism potential across Toowoomba's escarpment parks.
Upgrades to the escarpment parks aim to unlock the potential of nature-based, outdoor recreation facilities and increase sports tourism opportunities. The escarpment parks upgrade consists of multiple projects that occur across a three-year design and construction timeframe. Constructing new trails and upgrading existing multi-use trails at sites including Redwood and Jubilee parks, will unlock the tourism potential of these areas. The interconnected series of escarpment trails allow more outdoor recreation activities to the Region’s events calendar.
With the assistance of $2.7 million from the Queensland Government through the Building our Regions program, we will upgrade Picnic Point and the escarpment parks in stages. The project also includes an upgrade of Amos Road with a partner local government – Lockyer Valley Regional Council, contributing $218,000. The total project is expected to cost $7.4 million.
A budget of $2.84 million has been allocated in the 2021/22 financial year.
Work this year will involve construction of the Tobruk Drive, toilet block asset replacements and trail upgrades.
Construction of the Picnic Point Parklands Implementation Plan, with selected elements within:
Picnic Point Bushland Reserve northern aspect
Picnic Point Bushland Reserve north-eastern aspect
Waterfall Gardens, driveway and Upper Tourist Road
Heller Street Park
Picnic Point Bushland Reserve southern aspect
Picnic Point Bushland Reserve south-west aspect
Tabletop Bushland Reserve Area
Jubilee Park - extending the amazing network of mountain bike trails in Jubilee continues with additional beginner trails planned. Read more about Jubilee Park.
Redwood Park - improved signage for bushwalking in Redwood Park will help park visitors make the most of the natural beauty of the Great Dividing Range. Read more about Redwood Park.
Glen Lomond Park - building defined bushwalking tracks to Hell Hole Creek will help make the most of this little-known gem.
The upgrades will include regeneration (ecological recovery) of remnant vegetation, allowing native grasses, shrubs and regrowth of trees species to occur.
Interpretive signage will also enhance the experience for visitors.