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 is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government, who provided $1 million under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

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 is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government, who provided $1 million under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

  • 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.


Page last updated: 15 October 2021, 08:28