One week left to have a say on plans for David Fleay Wildlife Park gateway centre
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart is urging the community to get in quick with their thoughts on the revitalisation of David Fleay Wildlife Park, with online feedback to close this week (21 February).
The public are being urged to provide feedback through an online survey and community workshops to help create a master plan to rejuvenate David Fleay Wildlife Park, as part of the Newman Government’s election promise to grow Queensland tourism.
Mr Hart said workshops had been well attended, with hundreds of locals taking the opportunity to have genuine input into the final plans.
“This centre is ideally placed to become an iconic gateway to showcase Queensland’s national parks and promote ecotourism opportunities
“David Fleay Wildlife Park is a great place to meet native wildlife, and also provides opportunities to link to the active recreation centre at Tallebudgera, Indigenous cultural attractions and water-based opportunities along Tallebudgera Creek” Mr Hart said.
Minister for National Parks Steve Dickson said the proposal was part of proposals to help create master plans to rejuvenate The Gap’s Walkabout Creek, Mon Repos Conservation Park, and the David Fleay Wildlife Park.
“We want to reinvigorate these long-established destinations and make them more accessible and meaningful to tourists and the wider community.
“With 51 million visits each year by Australians alone, Queensland’s national parks and protected areas have a big role to play in ecotourism.
“Labor took these centres for granted, but the Newman Government is committed to returning Queensland’s tourism industry to number one and an overhaul of these centres will help us achieve that” he said.
The draft conceptual plans have been available for review and discussion at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au and at each of the gateway centres during the eight-week consultation period. Comments on the draft plans are invited until 21 February 2014.
[ENDS] 14 FEBRUARY 2014
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