The opening of the Bluff lookout west of Wirrabara will be a real boost for tourism with the previous track widened and reconstructed to give greater access for vehicles to the viewing platform.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey was pleased to attend the official opening today with State Minister for Environment and Water David Spiers, Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan and Mount Remarkable District Council Mayor Phillip Heaslip
“This project has been undertaken with funding of more than $700,000 from the Federal Government – $446,655 through Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program and $300,000 allocated through Roads to Recovery,” he said.
“People will now be able to easily travel to the top of the Southern Flinders in Wirrabara and enjoy the sensational views across the region.
“People are doing more local travel than ever before and we have an absolute jewel of an attraction here that is sure to attract people to visit.
“Once we get people to Wirrabara they can travel further in to the Flinders and really enjoy the amazing tourist opportunities South Australia and this region can offer.
“This area was really impacted badly by the Bangor fires in 2014 and this project will bring back some positivity and hope.
“This lookout is a truly remarkable experience and I encourage everyone to take a trip now the track is completed.
“The Southern Flinders has so much to offer and it is projects such as this that will get the area on the tourist map.”
The Federal Government announced an additional $1billion in the 2021-22 Budget for Phase 3 of the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure program to continue boosting Australia’s economic recovery through COVID-19 and help communities bounce back from the economic impact of the pandemic.
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Sept 17 2021