The community is being invited to attend the official opening of Stage 2 of Wreck Point Scenic Lookout on Saturday 7 July.
Mayor Bill Ludwig will join Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga to officially open the new viewing deck, walking trail and an interactive artwork located on the lower section of the headland below Wreck Point Scenic Lookout.
The $350,000 project has received $148,800 in funding under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure programme, which is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Queensland Government.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council was fortunate to obtain dedicated tourism funding to enhance the tourism potential of the Wreck Point Lookout precinct.
“I must commend both the Australian and Queensland Government for their fantastic support and contribution towards this magnificent project,” Cr Ludwig said.
“This opening will not only celebrate and showcase another brilliant element of Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, but also our region’s beauty and the rich history behind the artwork constructed in the form of a symbolic representation of the famous ‘Selina’ shipwreck.”
Ms Landry said the new additions to the site would continue to provide a positive visitor experience through a design that complements and integrates with the natural environment.
Mrs Lauga said she shared Council’s long-term vision for the area for this lower viewing deck that will eventually include a north-south walking trail, linking beaches along this part of the coast.
Mayor Bill Ludwig also encouraged residents to attend the community consultation the following weekend of Sunday 15 July from 10am, to offer suggestions on the updated masterplan of Daniel Park in Cooee Bay.
The official opening of Stage 2 of Wreck Point Scenic Lookout starts at 10am, and will be followed by a sausage sizzle.
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout Stage 2
The new features to Wreck Point include a meandering 1.2m wide nature trail, featuring sandstone steps to a viewing platform positioned immediately above a spectacular rocky point drop-off.
The ‘shipwreck’ artwork is a central focus to the walking trail, which features an interpretive panel that tells the story of the Selina, the ship that was wrecked and found there in 1848, and after which Wreck Point was named.