Council to assess safety issues at Gardners Falls
  • Thursday 23 March 2017
Gardners Falls- CREDIT: Darcy Duckworth

Gardners Falls CREDIT: Darcy Duckworth

Parking, road infrastructure, emergency access and signage at Gardners Falls will be assessed as part of an investigation into public safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Maleny.

Council will also explore the option of closing the car park area at night to prevent camping or anti-social behaviour and to investigate creating a long-term management plan to improve public safety in the area.

“Gardners Falls is a beautiful spot and we appreciate that it is fast becoming one of the hinterland’s biggest drawcards for visitors,” Division Five councillor Jenny McKay said.

“This increase in popularity means it has also experienced some ‘growing pains’ over the few years and, unfortunately, we have had reports of people engaging in anti-social behaviour and posing a threat to the area’s native wildlife.

“We need to work with our State Government colleagues to ensure that everyone can continue to visit this wonderful part of the Sunshine Coast, while protecting the very place so many of us enjoy.”

A report will be submitted to council for consideration at the June Ordinary Meeting.