3 April 2017: Dulong Lookout UPGRADE …
The community is still waiting to see the concept plans for the Dulong Lookout UPGRADE, part of the ‘Scenic Lookout Upgrade Program’, announced by Honorable Mark Bailey, Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety, Ports and Energy and Water Supply, on 12 April 2016.
“The Scenic Lookout Upgrade Program was set up to help local councils revitalise existing lookouts across Queensland,” Mr Bailey said.
“Lookouts on local roads will be funded on a 50:50 basis in partnership with local councils, with upgrades on State roads receiving 100 per cent state funding.”
Let’s hope the decision makers (Local Government), heed these words and find space for some community consultation …
Source: 1936 ‘Scenic Look-Outs on Main Roads.’, Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 – 1954), 31 January, p. 2. , viewed 01 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77848141
Heritage Interpretive Plaque Application handed to Cr Rogerson on Friday 17 February 2017
At the Dulong Lookout with Jennifer Catalano on Tuesday 17 January 2017
Hidden stories of settlement in Dulong will hopefully be re-told in an interpretive plaque. It is hoped the application to the Sunshine Coast Council will be successful and tie in nicely with the Dulong Lookout upgrade, due to be completed by the end of June 2017.
“Its been a long road, but its all taking shape and its so exciting to represent my forbears, honouring Dulong’s past story and sharing tales of other settlers. Much needed for the interest of travelers and residents to acknowledge days gone by” Jennifer said.
The visit to the Lookout took longer than expected and revealed more stories about this iconic area. We discovered 35 Love Locks (padlocks) attached to the railings of the viewing platform. Ten Love Locks were for Anna Ward, mother of five from Nambour who died suddenly on 12 April 2016. We thank everyone who has shared their love and vulnerability with the world.
“Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” ― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly
“It was very intriguing to stop and read what some people would normally ignore. Some kind souls have taken the time to cherish their friend, sister, daughter or mother in leaving little keepsake messages on lovelocks. It must have been a significant spot for this young woman whose life was cut short. Rest in forever peace” Jennifer said.
Dulong Lookout Love Locks 2017Thank you to everyone who has shared their love and vulnerability with the world.Especially the family and friends of Anna Ward.“Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” ― Brené Brown, Daring GreatlyThese photos were taken on Tuesday 17 January 2017, and there were 35 Love Padlocks on the railings of the viewing platform at the Dulong Lookout, 10 for Anna Ward.
Posted by Dulong Futures on Monday, 16 January 2017