Private development proposal 

for Cooloola National Park     

The State Government plans to lease five sites within Cooloola National Park to a private developer for construction and operation of luxury accommodation units. These five sites sites are marked by red triangles on the adjacent map.

Each individual site lease would occupy up to 5000m2, and include accommodation, covered dining, cooking and bathroom facilities, along with power generators. The sites will be serviced daily in accordance with bookings. This requires additional roadways to be developed and maintained within the National Park at public expense.

 

Development and operation of these sites and roadways would disturb and damage highly significant and sensitive features within the Park. 

 

The privilege of enjoying this invasive luxury will cost approximately $600-$1000 per night.

SITE DEVELOPMENT:

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Double Island Point       SITE D1:      

  • 10 x 38m2 luxury cabins

  • constructed dining, cooking and bathroom areas

Lake Poona    SITE P:  

           

  • 10 x 38m2

  • constructed dining, cooking and bathroom areas

  • minimum 450 metre of service road cut into the extremely sensitive Lake Poona catchment basin

Noosa River    SITE N:  

  • 6 x 24m2 permanent ‘glamping’ tents

  • constructed dining, cooking and bathroom areas

  • minimum 450 metre service road developed upon a narrow sand ridge between the Noosa River and internationally significant patterned fens.

SITES K & L:  Central along the Great Walk

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  • 6 x 24m2 permanent ‘glamping’ tents at both sites

  • constructed dining, cooking and bathroom areas

  • unspecified length of additional roadway

SITE USAGE:
The accommodation sites will be booked for private use in conjunction with walking tour packages along two routes:

  • 3 day/2 night Rainbow Beach return via Lake Poona and Double Island Point

  • 6 day/5 night walk along the Cooloola Great Walk trail from SITE N on the Noosa River to Rainbow Beach via Double Island Point.

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT should adjoin National Parks, not be inside of them

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