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3 November, 2021

Kuranda improvements highlighted in annual report

A NEW walking track to Barron Falls, the installation of new wayfinding signage, and the rehabilitation of the Jungle Walk and Rum Jungle Trails are the highlights of the annual report of the Kuranda Infrastructure Fund.

By Robyn Holmes

The report, tabled before Mareeba Shire Council, shows $3.4 million was allocated across three projects, with the wayfinding signage yet to completed. 

The Kuranda Infrastructure Fund was established in 1994-95 as a program funded by Queensland Rail and Kuranda Skyrail.

The program has provided funds to undertake numerous improvements and enhancements for visitors to Kuranda. 

The fund has been operating for 25 years and was set to end on 1 March 2020 but this deadline was extended until 31 December 2020.

Following a request by the Department of Premier and Cabinet for a comprehensive review of all aspects of the KIA, Mareeba Shire Council advised it would take time to put together the report, given the complexity and inter-relationship of the multiple parties involved.

The department has now agreed to extend the agreement until 31 December 2021.

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