The Flagstaff Hill Walking Track Stage 2 contract has been awarded to Cairns company, Eco Civil Solutions, Douglas Shire Council Mayor, Julia Leu, said today.
“The contract, worth $599,602, includes sections of sealed and unsealed walking track and will progress to completion the 1.5 km trail,” Mayor Leu said.
“Eco Civil Solutions will partner with local Indigenous company, Bulban Enterprises, to carry out the work. Training will be provided for 15 staff, who will strengthen their skills for future employment opportunities.
The trail will have spectacular and breathtaking views and will no doubt become one of the Shire’s most popular attractions for locals and visitors.
It will follow the contours of Flagstaff Hill and includes lookouts to Double Island, Four Mile Beach, Low Isles, Snapper Island and the Daintree Rainforest.
“The trail is sure to become one of the Douglas Shire’s most popular attractions for locals and visitors,” she said.
“It links Four Mile Beach with the waterfront and marina and adds to many terrific amenities in the Douglas Shire.
“Council will also reinstall the original Flagstaff on the site, as a separate project,” Mayor Leu said.
The State Government has contributed $550,000 to the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail under its Works 4 Queensland program.