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Mingo Crossing will see Master Plan progressed

Jul 7, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Tourism in the North Burnett will receive a significant boost following advice that the Mingo Crossing Master Plan project submitted through round three of the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions grant fund has been successful, with Council receiving $1.27M grant funding towards the project.

The proposed project, estimated at over $2.5M, will incorporate the addition of nine powered sites, six glamping sites, a second amenities block, camp kitchen, day users parking area, children’s play ground, and development of 40 additional camping sites.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers explained that the project would assist with the expansion of Mingo Crossing and ensure that both current and future tourism demands were met. In addition, it is expected that the economic benefits that the project will bring to the region will be significant to the tourism economy, providing long term employment opportunities as well as potential mobile micro-business opportunities such as pop up cafes, boat repairs, and water sport activities.

“It is anticipated that the Mingo Crossing Master Plan project will increase revenue and enhance our regions tourism destination and hero experiences through the upgrading of this much used facility,” Mayor Chambers said.

Mayor Rachel Chambers thanked the Queensland Government for this important funding and acknowledged that the project will assist with boosting the North Burnett economy through the support of jobs, fostering economic development through tourism, and will help improve liveability in our naturally beautiful region.

For further information regarding the proposed Mingo Crossing Master Plan project, please contact Council’s Acting General Manager of Corporate and Community Services on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

Image – From left: NBRC Councillor John Zahl, The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham MP and NBRC Councillor John Bowen at today’s funding announcement for the successful Mingo Crossing Master Plan project.