New Binoculars At Mt Gravatt Outlook Offers Panoramic Views Of Brisbane

Visitors can now enjoy the panoramic views of Brisbane through the new sets of binoculars installed at the Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve.

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Installed on the summit of Mt Gravatt Mountain, the free-to-use binoculars consist of a high set for normal use standing and a low set suitable for children or anyone confined to a wheelchair.

The two sets of binoculars on the Mt Gravatt Outlook is a project of the Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt to commemorate its establishment around 50 years ago.

Photo credit: Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt/Facebook

Views through the binoculars take in the CBD of Brisbane, the mouth of the Brisbane River to the east, and the Glasshouse Mountains to the north.

The installation of the binoculars, which was initiated by the Mt Gravatt Rotary Club to mark the occasion, was made possible through the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund, the largest one-off community grants program across the State.

Despite the rainy conditions, the binoculars were officially unveiled 27 April 2022 by Corrine McMillan MP – State Member for Mansfield and the Councillor for Holland Park Ward Krista Adams Krista Adams.

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Members of Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt with Cr Krista Adams (second from left) and Corrine McMillan MP – State Member for Mansfield (Photo credit: Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt)

“The Schrinner Council is proud to work with our service clubs and thanks everyone involved with this project.  The binoculars will certainly be an excellent addition for locals and visitors to our beautiful city,” said Cr Adams.

Aside from commemorating Mt Gravatt’s Rotary Club, it also marks the foundation of Rotary in Australia 100 years ago.

Rotary International ( then called the International Association of Rotary Clubs) first made its way in Australia in 1921, with the first one established in Melbourne.

Today, Rotary in Australia has grown to some 21 districts, 1100 clubs and over 30,000 members.