Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk, Point Lookout Connection

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The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk, Point Lookout Connection will enhance the Redlands Coast experience for pedestrians between Snapper Street and the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

Formalising an existing track on the ocean side of Mooloomba Road, this project is the result of previous consultations with the community.

The community told us they wanted the ‘missing link’ addressed, way-finding signage improved, and erosion managed, all while sensitively enhancing this beautiful area, and building on the existing and unique landscape features and character of Point Lookout.

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk was developed with the support of the Queensland Government in association with Redland City Council.

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk, Point Lookout Connection will enhance the Redlands Coast experience for pedestrians between Snapper Street and the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

Formalising an existing track on the ocean side of Mooloomba Road, this project is the result of previous consultations with the community.

The community told us they wanted the ‘missing link’ addressed, way-finding signage improved, and erosion managed, all while sensitively enhancing this beautiful area, and building on the existing and unique landscape features and character of Point Lookout.

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk was developed with the support of the Queensland Government in association with Redland City Council.

  • Panoramic coastal walk project enters final phase

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    Work on the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk project at Point Lookout/Mulumba on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah is about to enter its final phase, paving the way for completion of the new walkway in mid-2023.

    Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said works would recommence on 23 January with a focus on completing the replacement of Frenchman’s Stairs and continuing the boardwalk to Point Lookout Village.

    “It’s very exciting to see this project nearing completion, knowing that the new infrastructure will provide better access to those looking to experience the magic of this spectacular coastal area,” Cr Williams said.

    “Contractors will be completing the revamp of Frenchman’s Stairs, during which time access to Frenchman’s Beach will be available via Deadman’s Beach.

    “They will also continue working on the boardwalk and walkway that, when finished, will see Cylinder Beach linked to Point Lookout Village, which during community consultation locals told us was important to them.”

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the coastal walk would support the island community and its priority as a tourism economy.

    “When complete, this project will provide another walk experience that will draw visitors and provide a way for everyone in the community to safely enjoy the island’s natural beauty,” Cr Mitchell said.

    “The coastal walk will also provide additional environmental and cultural heritage protections to the area, helping to ensure walkers do no harm while taking in the spectacular panoramic views.

    “The first stage of the coastal walk between Snapper Street and Frenchman’s Stairs, completed last year, has proved incredibly popular and this final connection will help ensure the island’s popularity now and into the future.”

    Stage two works are expected to be completed in mid-2023, weather and site conditions permitting.

    They include roadway upgrades, continuation of the pedestrian pathway and boardwalks from Frenchman’s Stairs to Point Lookout Village, completion of the renewal of Frenchman’s Stairs down to Frenchman’s Beach, renewed picnic areas and facilities, and additional car park spaces on the southern side of Mooloomba Road.

    During works, the work site area will remain fenced off, with refuge areas and openings in place when safe and where possible to allow for wildlife movement.

    Variable Message Signs warning people to be aware of kangaroos on the road will remain in place at each approach to the project site until the works are completed.

    Pedestrians will continue to be directed to walk along the path on the built-up side of Mooloomba Road.

  • Holiday pause for work on coastal walk project

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    Work on the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk project at Point Lookout (Mulumba) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) will pause from close of business today (Friday 9 December 2022), to support local businesses and residents during the Christmas holiday period.

    The stage two works will recommence on Monday 23 January 2023.

    During the pause period the construction site area will be fenced off for public safety and an additional refuge area will be created to allow two areas for wildlife movement only.

    Pedestrians will be directed to walk along the path on the built-up side of Mooloomba Road, in accordance with the existing Traffic Management Plan set up for the site.

    Variable Message Signs, warning people to be aware of kangaroos on the road, will be installed at each approach to the project site and will remain in place until the works are completed.

    Work on stage two of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk is expected to be completed in late June 2023, weather and site conditions permitting.

    Stage two works include roadway upgrades, continuation of the pedestrian pathway and boardwalks from Frenchman’s Stairs to Point Lookout Village, completion of the renewal of Frenchman’s Stairs down to Frenchman’s Beach, renewed picnic areas and facilities, and additional car park spaces on the southern side of Mooloomba Road.

  • Panoramic coastal walk set to extend

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    Work on the spectacular Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk will continue in early October following the completion of upgrades to Mooloomba Road earlier this year.

    Mayor Karen Williams said stage two of the project, which received State Government funding through the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program, would see the walkway extended from Frenchman’s Stairs to Point Lookout Village, complete restoration of Frenchman’s Stairs, and revamped picnic areas.

    “This is an exciting phase of a project that will see numerous benefits for locals and the wider Redlands Coast community, and further raise the profile of Minjerribah as a top nature tourism destination,” Cr Williams said.

    “When finished, the walk experience will be hard to beat, with accessible paths and viewing platforms helping to ensure all visitors and members of this close-knit community can enjoy the fabulous views afforded by this spectacular stretch of coastline.

    “Completion of the Frenchman’s Stairs restoration will also enhance entry to the beach; and the revamped stairs will serve the community for many years to come.

    “While the stairs are being renewed, beachgoers can continue to access Frenchman’s Beach via Deadman’s Beach, which is the most suitable access for ensuring public safety while preserving the important environmental values of the area.”

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell agreed the new walk experience would be a boon to the Minjerribah and Mulumba communities.

    “Minjerribah continues to grow in popularity as a day trip and holiday destination,” Cr Mitchell said.

    “Completion of this project will be a must-do for visitors seeking to enjoy all this picturesque island has to offer.

    “The coastal walk experience from Snapper Street to Point Lookout Village will see visitors enjoy and support businesses in both locations, and encourage a deeper appreciation of the island.

    “The sustainably designed walkway will further protect the habitats of animal and plant life and also help preserve the landscape’s values.”

    Work on stage two of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk is expected to be complete in late April 2023, weather and site conditions permitting.

  • Islands receive infrastructure boost with $20m budget investment

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    23 Jun 2022

    Redlands Coast islands will benefit from a $20 million investment which includes major transport and tourism infrastructure as part of the 2022-23 Redland City Council budget.

    Mayor Karen Williams said key projects would be undertaken on both the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) and North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

    “This includes a further significant investment in the SMBI Ferry Terminals Upgrade, with $4.41 million allocated to progress the project on Lamb and Karragarra Islands,” she said.

    “Another $2.08 million will go towards works at the Lamb and Karragarra Island commuter interchanges as part of Council’s program to make it easier for residents and visitors to commute and travel to and from the islands.

    “There is also $1.98 million allocated for the renewal and expansion of the Russell Island Ferry Terminal car park.

    “This investment in our islands will not only help make them even better places to live and visit, it will also create jobs and drive economic opportunity for communities that need it most.”

    Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said the budget also funded park and drainage upgrades on the SMBI.

    “This includes $401,250 for an upgrade of Lions Boulevard Park on Russell Island, and $237,736 for drainage upgrades and expansion for Calm Water Crescent and Panaroo Street on Macleay Island and Alison Crescent on Russell Island,” Cr Edwards said.

    “A further $154,000 will fund a footpath link from Jock Kennedy Park on Russell Island to the ferry.

    “I’ve also allocated $100,000 from my Community Infrastructure Program for works on the Coast Road Foreshore and the Attunga Street dog off leash area on Macleay Island.”

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) would benefit from $7.35 million in funding to improve tourism and road infrastructure.

    “This includes $5.35 million for the Snapper Street stage 2 pedestrian link and $2.00 million for a renewal of Alfred Martin Way,” Cr Mitchell said.

    “Council has also allocated $1.8 million for upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Dunwich.”

    The budget also includes funding for implementation of Shoreline Erosion Management Plan initiatives on Coochiemudlo Island ($384,000) and at Amity Point, North Stradbroke Island ($50,000).

    A further $864,000 has been allocated for fire mitigation on both the SMBI and North Stradbroke Island.

  • Work starts on next stage of island coastal walk

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    Work has begun on Stage 2 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk at Point Lookout (Mulumba) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

    Mayor Karen Williams said this stage would include roadway and bus stop upgrades, continuation of the pedestrian pathway from Frenchmans Stairs to Point Lookout Village, completion of the renewal of the stairway to Frenchmans Beach, renewed picnic areas, and parking on the southern side of Mooloomba Road.

    “The benefits of this walkway to locals and visitors alike is enormous,” she said.

    “The first stage of this fabulous project saw a new, scenic walkway built between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs, delivered in partnership with the Queensland Government, which provided $1 million under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

    “Stage 2 of the project was also developed with the support of the Queensland Government and will see the continuation of the pathway – incorporating boardwalks and trails – to Point Lookout Village, which will complete the walkway link that locals requested during community consultation on the project.”

    Cr Williams said that in addition to renewed picnic areas and facilities along the route and new parking, Stage 2 would also see installation of wayfinding and interpretive signage, developed in consultation with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation to promote the area’s Indigenous cultural heritage values.

    “This panoramic walk is a great addition to the island community and, while work is underway, traffic controls will be in place to help ensure vehicle and pedestrian safety as well as access to nearby properties,” she said.

    Stage 2 of the project has received State Government funding through the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the timely continuation of the project reflected Council’s investment in the community and recognition of the growing popularity of Minjerribah as a tourist destination.

    “With many people choosing to visit the island for day trips and longer stays, accessible ‘walk’ experiences like this make memorable moments for visitors of all ages and abilities,” he said.

    “For our Minjerribah businesses recovering from the economic impacts of the pandemic, this project is a great boost.

    “For our local flora and fauna, and cultural heritage, the sustainably and sensitively designed walkway brings additional protections that will help preserve these important values now and into the future.

    “A few disruptions are expected during construction, but the immediate and longer-term inter-generational benefits for locals and the wider Redlands Coast community make them worth it.”

    To find out more about the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk and Stage 2 works, visit yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au

  • New Straddie coastal walk unlocks spectacular experiences for the whole community

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    Another ‘Straddie’ walk experience offering spectacular views in naturally wonderful surroundings is ready for residents and visitors to enjoy.

    Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk project at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) has been completed, providing a scenic and safe walkway between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs.

    Mayor Karen Williams said the project was a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government, which provided $1 million under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

    “This fabulous coastal walk, with its viewing platforms and pathway between the trees and foreshore foliage, captures and celebrates the essence of what makes Minjerribah so special,” Cr Williams said.

    “The walkway project creates a remarkable coastline experience while providing protection for ecosystems, vegetation and cultural heritage, and helping ensure the safety of users.

    “It also represents an investment that will bring benefits to the Minjerribah community for years to come.

    “The pandemic has been tough on our island businesses and, with people now returning for day trips and longer holidays, investment in infrastructure projects like this is vital.

    “I’m absolutely delighted with the result, and am looking forward to seeing residents and visitors enjoying the newest Straddie walk.”

    Assistant Minister for Local Government Nikki Boyd said the Coastal Walk project supported 91 jobs.

    “Minjerribah is one of the jewels in the crown of Queensland’s tourism industry and one of the most beautiful locations in the world,” Ms Boyd said.

    “The Queensland Government is proud to have contributed $1 million to the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk project, from our successful Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

    “The coastal walkway will further enhance the experience for locals and visitors to the island.”

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the Stage 1 works were a strong step towards addressing local concerns about the ‘missing link’ between Point Lookout Village and Cylinder Beach.

    “Residents told us during community consultation that they wanted Council to connect these two popular spots, and the coastal walkway has provided a great starting point,” Cr Mitchell said.

    “Accessible and safe, more people can now enjoy the glorious views available from this stretch of Redlands Coast.

    “Built to an environmentally-sensitive design, the walkway has also provided additional protection for our local environment and cultural heritage.

    “It is fauna friendly and follows a route that minimises impacts on vegetation and the surrounding bushland.

    “The idea for this project came from the community, and it feels great seeing residents already using the walkway, while knowing the longer-term benefits it will bring for local business and tourism.

    “The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk is something we can all enjoy and feel pride in.”

  • Stage 1 works nearing completion

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    Work on Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk is nearing completion, with locals and visitors expected to be able to enjoy the new walkway and viewing platform by 30 September 2021 (weather permitting).

    Work around the landslip that occurred in late March will be ongoing, but will not impact the new walkway.

  • Works on island coastal walk to recommence soon

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    Council is working on re-engineering some aspects of the Stage 1 design for the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk.

    Works were paused in June to allow Council to consider engineering solutions to improve the walkway design in response to a nearby landslip following a wet weather event in late March.

    The new design includes an additional barrier along a part of the Snapper Street walkway, providing extra safety measures for users.

    Stage 1 of the Coastal Walk project will formalise an existing track on the ocean side of Mooloomba Road, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy a scenic and safe walk between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs.

    Council expects work to recommence in coming weeks.

  • Stage 1 works commenced February 2021

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    Construction of Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk Link commenced February 2021 with completion expected late May 2021, weather and site conditions permitting.

    Thank you for your patience during construction. Our delivery team will work to minimise disruption to the public where possible.

  • Drawings for Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk now complete

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    Detailed designs for Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk (formerly referred to as the Snapper Street Pedestrian Link) have now been completed and Council anticipates construction works will commence early 2021, subject to procurement and weather conditions (see images in the Drawings section of this page).

    This stage, which was identified in the Point Lookout Coastal Walk consultation and report as the important starting point for filling in the ‘missing link’ between Point Lookout Village and Cylinder Beach, will allow locals and visitors to enjoy a scenic and safe walk between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs.

    These designs consider community input, maintenance requirements, safety and visual impacts – and will provide an environmentally responsive outcome that preserves the character of Point Lookout.

    Community input has been reflected in the designs, which include:

    • Removal of bollards at Snapper Street Pedestrian Link – vehicle management will occur through a custom extra high barrier kerb and planting.
    • Improved entry and access to Frenchmans Stairs.
    • Removal of weeds and species inconsistent with the area’s local ecosystem and, where appropriate, planting of local species.
    • Use of natural materials and design principles to ensure anything built is visually ‘quiet’.
    • Provision of places to sit along the walk.
    • Installation of a viewing platform at the surf/weather checkpoint.
    • A route that follows the existing informal trail where possible to minimise impacts on vegetation etc.
    • Minimal modification to existing track surfaces.
    • Use of permeable track surfaces where existing track surfaces will not work.
    • Use of composite materials where raised paths and handrails are required.
    • Use of natural rock for easy maintenance and alignment with landscape character where terracing is required.
    • Use of plants as edging where possible.
    • Capture and celebration of key views along the trail.
    • Celebration of the cultural connection to Point Lookout headland.
    • Formalised parking at Frenchmans Stairs trail head.
    • Retention of access to private residences.


    Council has received $1 million from the State Government under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package and will also contribute a further $500,000 to construct Stage 1 of this project.


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