Noosa Botanic Gardens' shade house to be refurbished

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Noosa Botanic Gardens' collection of native and exotic plants, including a giant King Fern, will next year be housed in a state-of-the-art facility.

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham and Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington have announced a major refurbishment of the shade house at the Noosa Botanic Gardens.

Seqwater and Noosa Council will jointly fund the much-needed $400,000 facelift.

Dr Lynham joined the Mayor and Independent Member for Noosa Sandy Bolton at the site today on the edge of Lake Macdonald to look at the new plans for the shade house.

Dr Lynham said the funding from Seqwater was part of its commitment to working with Noosa Council and the local community.

It follows a transfer of land from Seqwater to Council earlier this year to expand the size of the gardens and allow the Council to move ahead with the development of a master plan for the site.

“This will be a significant boost for the gardens, which already draw 70,000 visitors each year,’’ Dr Lynham said.

“Work at the gardens will coincide with Seqwater undertaking a $90 million upgrade of Lake Macdonald Dam, which will ensure its ongoing safe operation and its role as a critical water supply and recreation area for the community of Noosa.”

Mayor Tony Wellington said the funding support would be warmly welcomed by the local community.

“This includes volunteers from the Friends of the Noosa Botanic Gardens and the Noosa & District Orchid and Foliage Society, both of which have been passionate in their advocacy for its re-establishment.’’

The shade house has been closed to the public for several years due to the deterioration of the existing structure but has continued to house a well-maintained plant collection including orchids and a giant King Fern with a diameter of eight metres.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer Neil Brennan said Lake Macdonald was one of 12 dams to be upgraded across South East Queensland over the next 15 years as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program.

The construction of the new shade house is expected to take place in the second half of next year and be re-opened by the end of 2019.

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