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Daisy Hill Koala Bushland Directions Paper
The Daisy Hill Koala Bushland Directions Paper has been prepared by the Queensland Government to guide the area’s management, use and enjoyment from 2017 to 2027. The Directions Paper was developed following an extensive review of the site, assessment of relevant policy and planning frameworks, and review of recreation and tourism market opportunities.
Following community feedback, the Queensland Government allocated an initial $3.3 million to kick-start investment in the stage one priority directions, ensuring the Koala Bushland was ready for locals and visitors to enjoy during the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.
Stage 1 completed projects (funded 2017–2018)
- Most of the existing ring road servicing the Daisy Hill Conservation Park day-use areas has been upgraded and resurfaced.
- New picnic tables, a water station, gathering area, warm-up track and mountain-bike service area have been provided at the trail hub.
- A 790m Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant track has been constructed in the day-use area linking car park one with the Paperbark trail.
- Two amenity blocks and a shelter shed have been replaced with DDA compliant toilet blocks and a picnic shelter. Compliant car parks, picnic tables and barbecues have also been provided.
- The Paperbark trail walking track has been ungraded to provide universal access and includes new interpretive signs. New interpretive signs have also been installed on the Tree discovery trail walking track.
- Two Nature Play options—Wild Nature Play and Indigenous Games—have been developed in the lower day-use area.
- The Daisy Hill Koala Centre has been revitalised to improve the visitor experience, focusing on interpretation and visitor orientation.
- A range of community conservation projects, including weed management and revegetation, were undertaken.
- Sustainable trail planning and work, including a full mountain-bike trail audit, were undertaken to advise future work on these trails.
- Some road planning and re-design study were undertaken to address, in future stages, the safety issues associated with shared use including pedestrian and vehicular traffic.