October 6, 2020
Somerset Regional Council will receive $635,000 under a jointly funded State and Federal disaster recovery scheme to develop the Mount Glen Rock Recreation and Nature Reserve.
Council bought the historic mountain at Esk for $420,000 earlier this year with the aim of encouraging recreational tourism at the site.
At the time, Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said community ownership of Mount Glen Rock would help the Somerset area expand existing tourism opportunities.
The Local Economic Recovery program for Queensland has allocated $250,000 to construct Stage 1 of the project and $385,000 for Stage 2.
Somerset Regional Council is one of five Queensland council areas affected by last year’s bushfires which will share in more than $6 million under Round 1 of the scheme.
Other projects are in Livingstone, Mareeba, Noosa and the Scenic Rim council areas.
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