A second lookout for Rainbow Beach

The proposed location of the viewing platform is shown on this map of Phil Rogers Park at Rainbow Beach

The proposed location of the viewing platform is shown on this map of Phil Rogers Park at Rainbow Beach

Good news is this winter we’ll see more of the Foreshore Plan rolled out with a new Viewing Platform at Phil Rogers Park!

Brian Garrad from Gympie Regional Council is looking for public input on the deck like seating, shade and accessibility.

The location of Phil Rogers Park is to the east of the Surf Lifesaving Club and across the road from the Rainbow Beach Holiday Village, so is central for tourists and sightseers visiting the Rainbow Beach area.

Brian said, “The purpose of the viewing platform is to provide the public with a place that offers photo opportunities for wedding parties and other celebrations, and a platform for seeing and photographing the magnificent views of Double Island Point, the Coloured Sands and Fraser Island.”

The proposed works include:

  • Provision of a platform constructed of resilient materials using a low maintenance grated decking material
  • Balustrades for public safety
  • Ramp/s to facilitate access for all users
  • Paths from the existing facilities to connect to the viewing platform
  • Discrete lighting to delineate the viewing platform without obscuring the night views

The works will involve the construction of the platform itself where pylons will be bored and pre-manufactured elements assembled. Concrete paths will be formed up and laid. It is expected that minimal noise will be generated during day time working hours only.

The Rainbow Beach Viewing Platform project has been funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program. The budget for the project is $200,000 and is wholly funded by the Works for Queensland program.

Construction work is planned to commence in May 2019 and will take approximately one month. Delivery of the viewing platform is to be before the end of June 2019. If you have any suggestions or issues about this project that you’d like to raise, phone 1300 307 800 or email: council@gympie.qld.gov.au