The cotton trees which are blocking the views from the viewing platform have been on Rainbow locals’ radar for months.
We have received this comment from Gympie Regional Council (GRC) to address the issue.
“GRC knows that Rainbow Beach has some of the best coastline views in Australia. So these views are maintained for both locals and tourists, Council crews have now commenced cotton tree pruning at the viewing platforms.
“This work will open up view lines from the platform at Phil Rogers and Lawrie Hanson Park. While Council understands the importance of the ocean views from these locations, the health and welfare of the trees is a priority.
“The work will be carried out in stages so Council staff can monitor how the trees are responding.
“Cotton trees also play a vital role in protecting the steep sand dunes and adjacent areas from erosion, which is one of the reasons Council need to keep them healthy and robust.
“It is anticipated this work will be rolled out over the next two weeks.”