Mt Gravatt | Mega Zipline Alternative Location?

Mt Gravatt was once proposed to be site of a zip line project and the prospects of it as an alternative location to the controversial Mt Coot-tha zip line has surfaced again.

A zipline attraction was once proposed to be developed at Mr Gravatt, according to real estate firm executive Michael Sunderland and suggested for the council to reconsider the project. The proposal for the zip line along with gondolas attraction was said to have been made back in 2000 but did not materialise.

A development application has already been submitted for the Mt Coot-tha zip line and canopy walk project amidst growing resistance from the locals. Mt Gravatt would be the perfect alternative for the project and save everyone from the hassles at Mt Coot-tha whilst saving Mr Gravatt central businesses, the executive said.

A petition to stop the zip line project has collected over 1,500 signature to date. Petitioners are calling for the Brisbane City Council not to proceed with the Mega Zipline proposal for the Mt Coot-tha Reserve, “because of its impact on local green space, surrounding communities and the iconic heritage values of Mount Coot-tha.” The closing date for the online petition is 24 November 2018.

The gondola and zipline proposal was said to have merit but would require support from the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. The Council, for its part, has not looked at alternative locations for the Mt Coot-tha zipline project.

Brisbane Mt Coot-tha Zipline

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About the Mt Coot-tha Zipline

The Council lodged a development application on 3 September 2018 and selected Zipline Australia to design, build, operate and maintain the zipline. The proposed zipline design will consist of three experiences: tree canopy zipline tour, scenic zipline tour, and indigenous cultural heritage tour and skywalk.

Among other benefits, the Council stated that the Mt Coot-tha zipline project “will provide $232 million worth of economic benefits to South East Queensland over 30 years by encouraging international and domestic tourism and contributing to the range of local recreation experiences.”

The zipline forms part of the Council’s Our Shared Vision Mt Coot-tha 2030 and commitment to creating a leisure and adventure precinct at this famous landmark.