Mary Cairncross Reserve turns over a new leaf
The long-awaited construction of the new $4.7 million Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, café and boardwalk began today when representatives from the community, council and the Queensland Government joined together to celebrate with an official sod turning.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the new Mary Cairncross Discovery Centre will improve council’s ability to reflect the conservation values of the reserve.
“More than 200,000 people visit the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve each year and I know that when complete, this new centre will enrich their experience at this extremely popular destination,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Today is a very important milestone for a project at one of our iconic locations which our residents and visitors are going to be able to enjoy for many years to come.”
Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said it was fantastic to see the project move to its final stage.
“This is the culmination of a lot of hard work from the Design Advisory Panel, volunteers and the Friends of Mary Cairncross,” Cr McKay said.