Mount Archer Activation Master Plan

Reason for the Community Engagement

Mount Archer is considered to be an under-utilised community asset that has enormous potential. To reach its potential a master plan for Mount Archer will be developed and implemented.

Approach

  • Stage 1: Create Draft Mount Archer Activation Master Plan. Timeframe: November 2014 - February 2015. Completed.
  • Stage 2 - Draft Mount Archer Activation Master Plan Community Consultation. Timeframe: March 2015-August 2015.  Completed.
  • Stage 3: Seek endorsement from Rockhampton Regional Council for the Mount Archer Activation Master Plan. Upcoming.
  • Stage 4: Undertake approvals with State Government agencies (if required). Upcoming.

Who should be involved

  • The broader Rockhampton Regional Community
  • Users of Mount Archer
  • Stakeholders of Mount Archer
  • All levels of Government

How to have your say

The consultation period for the Draft Mount Archer Master Plan has been completed and a report was prepared and delivered to the Council.

Major Findings

Mount Archer Activation Master Plan Community Report Final(PDF, 11MB)

The main messages from the community engagement were:

  • There is strong community support for the Draft Mount Archer Activation Master Plan.
  • The focus on initial projects/programs should be on walking tracks, Pilbeam walk, the environment and mountain bike trails.
  • The Eco Centre should focus on providing a destination and activities that reflect its environment.
  • Pilbeam walk and the car park proposed at the base of Pilbeam Drive were clearly favoured by Mount Archer and Frenchville residents.
  • Move the toilet identified for German Street Park well within the First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve as a compost toilet for bike riders.

Outcome

Council endorsed Mount Archer Activation Master Plan(PDF, 12MB) 

Ordinary Council Meeting 13 October 2015

11.4 MOUNT ARCHER ACTIVATION MASTER PLAN ENDORSEMENT 

OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Mount Archer Activation Master Plan be endorsed by Council.

THAT an implementation plan for the Mount Archer Activation Master Plan be prepared for Council’s consideration.

Moved: Mayor Strelow

Seconded: Councillor Neil Fisher

MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY