Cambanoora Gorge update to come

Council said an update on Cambanoora Gorge will be provided at next week's meeting.

By Jess Baker

Despite unanimous support from Council for a new Cambanoora Gorge management plan, little has been said of the project since its endorsement in Council’s September 2020 ordinary meeting.

Southern Downs councillors decided in the September meeting to “progress introducing” a permit system to cap visitor numbers, commit to maintaining river crossings, investigate options for visitor facilities, replace entry gates with extra signage, and “implement monitoring activities”.

At this stage, it is unknown what action has been taken to provide sustainable management of Cambanoora Gorge.

A Council spokesperson said an update on Council’s September resolutions will be provided in next week’s ordinary meeting.

“Following the receipt of legal advice, a report is being prepared for the January Council Ordinary meeting regarding the Cambanoora Gorge area,” said the spokesperson.

“This will provide an update of the previous resolution for Council, including proposed signage and costs, consideration of the gates, as well as the other elements of the September Ordinary Council meeting resolution.

“Council continues to pursue funding opportunities for improved management of the area.”

To stay up to date with Cambanoora Gorge developments, watch for next week’s Free Times or visit freetimes.com.au.

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