THE South Burnett and Western Downs are fortunate to share some of Australia's most beautiful rainforest views and now both communities can enjoy the Bunya Mountains from a brand-new outlook, officially opened last week.

Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) Mayor Paul McVeigh officially opened the new and improved Works for Queensland Bunya Mountains Outlook to the public on Friday.

 

NEW LOOK: The Bunya Mountains Outlook was officially opened by WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh and Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe on Friday.
NEW LOOK: The Bunya Mountains Outlook was officially opened by WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh and Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe on Friday.

The $600,000 project has delivered a new 350 square metre elevated viewing platform, which will provide a better vantage point to take in the beauty of the mountains and provide safer access for more visitors.

Works also included upgrades to the well-known J.S. Fisher Lookout, with the construction of a new walkway and vegetation conservation and renewal has been ­delivered through collaborating with Murri Rangers the Bunya Peoples Aboriginal Corporation.

"This is a wonderful asset to the community in terms of the tourism the Bunya Mountains provides," Mr Hinchcliffe said.

"But it's also important for the local indigenous population to be able to celebrate and share this spiritual location for many generations to come."

Western Downs Regional Council has also delivered a brand-new car park facility as part of the overall revitalisation of the area.

NEW LOOK: The Bunya Mountains Outlook was officially opened by WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh and Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe on Friday.
NEW LOOK: The Bunya Mountains Outlook was officially opened by WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh and Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe on Friday.

Friday's launch also involved an official smoking ceremony conducted by traditional owners and a tour of new Bunya Mountains Outlook and Fishers Lookout.

If you would like to see the new lookout for yourself, head to lot 10 Bunya Mountains Road, Bunya Mountains (opposite the communications towers).

The $600,000 project has delivered a new 350 square metre elevated viewing platform, which will provide a better vantage point to take in the beauty of the mountains and provide safer access for more visitors.

 

 

 

NEW HEIGHTS: The $600,000 has delivered a new 350 square metre elevated viewing platform, which will provide a better vantage point to take in the beauty of the mountains.
NEW HEIGHTS: The $600,000 has delivered a new 350 square metre elevated viewing platform, which will provide a better vantage point to take in the beauty of the mountains.
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