Funding announced for Wreck Point expansion and walking trail
Wreck Point will receive a funding boost of $320,000 for the creation of a walking track and viewing point to encourage more visitors to the area.
The Turnbull Government is providing funding of $148,800 through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program for the design and construction of a new walking track and viewing point below the current Wreck Point Lookout. Additional funding is being provided by Livingstone Shire Council.
The new viewing point will have timber decking, picnic tables and seating, as well as a fixed viewing telescope to view the offshore islands.
Local Federal Member, Michelle Landry MP, said this project aims to attract more visitors to experience the natural beauty of the area.
“The views from Wreck Point are spectacular and it is great to see how many visitors stop at Stage 1 of the lookout at Cooee Bay.
“This funding will enhance the experience by providing seating areas so visitors will stay a little longer and a walking track to link to the beach, making this a destination in its own right.
State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said tourism is a $25 billion dollar industry in Queensland and an investment in tourism was an investment in local jobs.
“This funding is a boost in supporting tourism experiences in our regional areas, playing a role in attracting visitors and building a strong economy for our community.
“We need to keep providing visitors with new experiences and quality services to keep them coming back”.
The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure programme will invest $43.1 million over four years, including $7.9 million in Queensland