All pedestrian bridge works are complete. The all-abilities access ramp at the main swimming hole is open to the public however Council is undertaking modifications to the handrails and edges of the base of the ramp.
Four pedestrian bridges and two viewing platforms at the popular Babinda Boulders will be replaced. A new all-abilities water access will be created near the existing ladder, and the day facility area will be improved.
This work stems from the Babinda Boulders Master Plan which aims to improve visitor experience while maintaining the natural character of the precinct.
The Boulders is a popular swimming spot and picnic area in the foothills of the Bellenden Ker Range. Facilities onsite cater for a range of outdoor pursuits including picnics, bush-walking, swimming, commercial tourism, sightseeing and social events. Council provides and maintains the facilities at the site.
This $1 million project is being delivered under the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland (W4Q) program, which has provided $15.5 million to Cairns Regional Council to fast-track job-creating community and infrastructure renewal works.