Mount Inkerman lookout works to begin

Works on Burdekin Shire Council’s $1.48 million upgrade of Mount Inkerman will begin next Thursday 8 June.

The major revamp of the iconic natural landmark will include an upgrade of the lookout area, road and car parks and the construction of a walking path.

In order for the works to be carried out, the lookout area at the top of Mount Inkerman will be inaccessible to the public from next Thursday 8 June for at least three months.

The public will still be able to access the main car park near the lookout.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the scenic lookout upgrade would enhance the site’s natural assets and make it more attractive and user-friendly.

“This picture perfect spot will be even more accessible, offering tourists, locals and investors a panoramic lookout from which to view the entire district,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council was fortunate to have received two State Government grants – $200,000 from the Scenic Lookout Program and $541,341 from the Significant Regional Infrastructure Projects Program (SRIPP)– to support these works to proceed.”

The lookout revamp will involve removing existing structures at the site, levelling and concreting the surface, construction of retaining walls and providing improved all-abilities access.

Two new lookout structures will be installed.

Later this year, roadworks will also be conducted on Mount Inkerman Road, the route to the top of the lookout, including the provision of several passing areas and car park improvements.

The road will be closed for a period of time in coming months to allow these works to be completed.

For further information please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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