Tamborine community celebrates Rhoda Rushbrook Park opening

Published Friday, 21 July, 2017 at 02:30 PM

Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Mark Furner

Tamborine Mountain’s reputation as a vibrant tourist destination has been given a boost with the opening of the Rhoda Rushbrook Park, made possible through more than $340,000 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Partnerships Mark Furner said it was appropriate the new park recognised the considerable contribution Rhoda Rushbrook made to the local community.

“Rhoda Rushbrook was one of the driving forces behind making Tamborine a much beloved arts and crafts precinct,” Mr Furner said.

“The area is a magnet for visitors not only searching for art, craft, food and fashion shopping but also memorable natural experiences such national park walks, waterfalls and the famous glow worm caves.

“The Gallery Walk with its variety of colourful cafes, arts and craft and tourist shops is a world class ecotourism experience and now with the new Rhoda Rushbrook Park, Tamborine will become a gateway to visit the Scenic Rim.

“An additional bonus is that council estimates around 100 jobs were either created or supported as part of this project.”

The Rhoda Rushbrook Park features art installations, interactive sculptures, poetry panels, interpretive signage, a performance space, gardens and environmental plantings along of course with the vibrant art and craft precincts.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen welcomed the State Government contribution which helped make the project a reality.

“The park and the Gallery Walk improvement project is a great example of what can be achieved when the State and Local Governments work together.” Cr Christensen said.

“The wonderful upgrades and colourful additions here will further enhance the region’s reputation as a unique destination, popular with local, interstate and international visitors.”

Rhoda Rushbrook Park features a major public art installation funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Queensland Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business & Commonwealth Games and the Regional Arts Development Fund.

The funding was made available through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

The program supports Local Governments to deliver infrastructure which is designed to create jobs and contribute to building safe, caring and connected communities.

Contact: Brock Taylor - 0427 018 178