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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Improvements at Hardy’s Lookout, Springbrook Mountain

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Improvements at Hardy’s Lookout, Springbrook Mountain

    Hardy’s Lookout on Springbrook Road is set to receive a facelift with heritage preservation work scheduled for early June.

    Work includes replacement of pavement, reinstatement of the brass directional disk atop the memorial cairn and installation of two new alloy seats to take in the stunning views.

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the memorial cairn at Hardy’s lookout was erected to honour the pioneers of Springbrook.

    “Dating back to 1961, the cairn was established after donations from Springbrook residents,” Mr Bailey said.

    “The cairn includes a stone and concrete plinth set in a concrete foundation. 

    ‘‘The main face has a brass plaque bearing the names of 19 Springbrook pioneers.’’

    Mr Bailey said the plaque at the top of the cairn recently went missing.

    ‘‘I’m pleased that we have commissioned a new plaque showing the direction and locations of nearby landmarks that will be installed as part of these works,’’ Mr Bailey said.

    ‘‘The work will take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting, and during this time the lookout will be closed to the public. 

    ‘‘We thank everyone in advance for their patience and look forward to delivering these upgrades for the community and also visitors to this beautiful area.’’

    The work costing just over $13,000 is being funded as part of the Heritage Preservation Program which aims to ensure heritage places owned by Transport and Main Roads, or located on land under TMR’s control are appropriately managed to conserve their heritage values.


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