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Daisy Hill Koala Bushland Directions Paper

The Daisy Hill Koala Bushland Directions Paper (PDF, 1.3M) has been prepared by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR) to guide the area’s management, use and enjoyment over the next 10 year period. The Directions Paper has been 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 has allocated $3.3 million to kick-start investment in the priority directions, ensuring the Koala Bushland is ready for locals and visitors to enjoy during the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and beyond.

The funded projects seek the balance of delivering some important improvements in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games while also commencing the important planning and design works to guide future investment in the Koala Bushland.

Stage 1 (funded projects 2017–2018)

  • Undertake works to upgrade and resurface 1.8km of the existing ring road servicing the Daisy Hill Conservation Park day use areas.
  • Upgrade and construct visitor facilities to serve the day use area in Daisy Hill Conservation Park, replacing toilets, and renewing BBQ and picnic facilities, pathways, bollards, signage and Nature Play areas.
  • Revitalise the Daisy Hill Koala Centre to improve the visitor experience, focusing on interpretation and visitor orientation.
  • Undertake a range of community conservation projects, including flora and fauna surveys, weed management and revegetation.
  • Upgrade the Paperbark Trail to allow universal visitor access.
  • Commence sustainable trail planning and work, including a full trail audit and upgrades to trail signs.
  • Upgrade the existing upper trail head at Daisy Hill Road with new tables, gathering area and warm-up track.
  • Undertake road planning and re-design study and works to address safety issues associated with shared use including pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  
Last updated
16 June 2017