The picnic area at Simpson Falls in Mt Coot-tha has gone through major upgrades since 2016 and the Brisbane City Council isn’t done yet. The Council still has some upgrades planned for the area to enhance the local community experience and tourism.
Three-Stage Development Of Simpson Falls Picnic Area
So far, the area has gone through three stages of upgrades. 2016 saw major upgrades that included replacement of facilities such as the barbecues, which were replaced with ones that operate on gas. By late 2017, new shelters with picnic seatings were installed. The pathways were also upgraded as well as the carpark. Landscaping work has also been done to protect vegetation.
The most recent upgrade was completed in June 2017. Now, the council will be working on upgrades to Peter’s Pound at Simpson Falls. They will create an event space that will include a large shelter, art works, and car park facilities that can be booked as well.
In line with this, the area will be available for private events and other functions soon.
This upgrade at Simpson Falls in Mt Coot-tha is part of the council’s “Our Shared Vision Mt Coot-tha 2030.” Their vision is to turn the area into an iconic green landmark in the city.
Other Upgrades To The Precinct
Other plans for the precinct that are underway are:
- New trails and pathways
- Zipline attraction
- Shuttle service
- Minor upgrades & improvements typo existing facilities and trails.
Aside from the upgrades to the Simpson Falls, the council has also accomplished the new Visitor Information Centre, which is now open. The visitor centre serves as the home base of the volunteers who provide free guided tours to thousands of visitors that visit the area every year.
On the other hand, the zipline remains controversial following the opposition of the residents who are worried about the environmental impact of the project. Construction of the project is set to commence late this year.