Powell Media Release – $6800 boost for recreation in Glass House (30 October 2014)

Queenslanders will soon have access to an extended Martin Williams Walk at Lake Baroon following a $6,800 funding injection by the Queensland Government.

Member for Glass House Mr Andrew Powell said the exciting new extension features a new trail loop and signage.

“This funding boost follows Seqwater’s landmark recreation review that has taken place across South East Queensland’s lakes,” Mr Powell said.

“The $6800 contribution to the $10,000 project is part of the second round of funding aimed at delivering greater recreation opportunities for the Glass House region.

“These new facilities are a result of Seqwater’s Recreation Review, during which more than 3,700 people provided feedback helping shape the future of recreation in and around the Glass House electorate.

“This upgrade will no doubt boost visitor numbers and benefit local businesses in the Glass House area.”

Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steve Dickson said the upgrade to Lake Baroon was part of a $500,000 commitment from the State Government to increase leisure opportunities.

“The funding delivers on the Government’s promise to grow tourism as one of the four pillars of the State’s economy,” Mr Dickson said.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer Peter Dennis said Seqwater was committed to balancing the requirements of providing the region’s bulk drinking water while offering some of the region’s most enjoyable and diverse recreation experiences.

“We will work with the State Government and local councils to prioritise the implementation and funding of further recreation facilities,” Mr Dennis said.

For more information about Seqwater’s recreation reviews visit www.seqwater.com.au.

[ENDS] 30 October 2014