Joint media launch with the Hon Meaghan Scanlon MP
One in every of Queensland’s most cherished vacationer locations has been given a brand new lease of life, with the completion of recent amenities at Binna Burra Lodge, co-funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.
In September 2019, a bushfire ripped by within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lamington Nationwide Park within the Scenic Rim, razing the enduring lodge. It destroyed the principle lodge, kitchen, eating room, library, reception and retail areas, together with 42 of its 43 cabins.
$500,000 was supplied to the Scenic Rim Regional Council by the collectively funded State and Commonwealth authorities Native Financial Restoration Program for the extension of Binna Burra’s Tea Home deck and building of showers, bogs, a primary assist room and storage areas.
4 safari tents have additionally been constructed on the tenting floor and a brand new facilities blocks – on the base of Mount Roberts.
Along with the funding awarded to the Scenic Rim Regional Council, an preliminary $900,000 was supplied to Binna Burra Lodge Ltd as a part of a $2 million Black Summer time Bushfire Restoration Grant. The grant shall be used to construct a welcome/reception/admin constructing and building of devoted back-of-house amenities for housekeeping and upkeep.
Federal Minister for Emergency Administration Murray Watt mentioned he was happy to see the historic lodge, which has been on the map since 1933, now again on its ft and welcoming company.
“Binna Burra Lodge is an iconic vacation spot for guests and locals alike, and it was devastating to see the hearth rip by.
“I’ve stayed at Binna Burra with my family and I understand how distressing it was for folks to see this ecotourism jewel’s pure atmosphere destroyed.
“This funding in tourism performs a key function in supporting regional restoration from pure disasters and we are going to proceed to face with communities as they recuperate from the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season.”
Minister for Atmosphere and the Nice Barrier Reef Meaghan Scanlon mentioned in the present day’s milestone achievement is due to the efforts of everybody from the Binna Burra Taskforce, Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.
“The exhausting work put in to fast-track Binna Burra Lodge’s restoration has paid off and I’m positive it is going to shortly return to one in all Queensland’s most iconic vacationer points of interest,” Minister Scanlon mentioned.
“To get so far, the Binna Burra Lodge has undertaken grasp planning to tell its restoration and restoration wants.
“I’m happy the DRFA funding has allowed for the rebuilding of Binna Burra so it could possibly as soon as once more shine as a number one customer vacation spot for the Scenic Rim, bringing with it all of the financial advantages and job alternatives a world class eco-tourism vacation spot has to supply.
“I’d wish to thank Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Binna Burra Lodge for his or her ongoing dedication to constructing a brand new future for this iconic Queensland tourism vacation spot.”