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Lookout Upgrade: A Sight To See

Photo: John Pires
Published On : Jul 03, 2021
Lookout Upgrade: A Sight To See
Experience remarkable views of the city and mountains and enjoy dazzling sunsets at a newly refurbished local landmark. Upgrade works to the lookout at the top of Milne Hill Reserve in Chermside West have recently been completed, allowing visitors to admire the scenery from a spectacular vantage point.

McDowall Ward Councillor Tracy Davis said improvements to the lookout included the installation of a brand new viewing deck.

The upgrades include a new wooden viewing deck and seating so people can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chermside Hills Reserve and beyond, as well as upgraded stone stairs, Tracy said.

Council's Milne Hill Reserve lookout upgrade project commenced in March this year and was completed in April. The works included replacing the old timber seating, as well as enhancements to the surrounding pathway.

Tracy said she encouraged people to go for a walk up to the lookout and take advantage of the great outdoor Brisbane lifestyle.

Milne Hill Reserve is another example of a natural retreat right on our doorstep here in McDowall Ward, and I encourage those who haven't taken in its wonderful views to pick a sunny day, pack a picnic and visit, Tracy said.

With more people exploring Brisbane's backyard, the Milne Hill Reserve lookout upgrade is just one of the ways the Schrinner Council is creating more to see and do in the suburbs.

Visitors can access the lookout by enjoying a peaceful walk along the one kilometre Pomax Track, where they can witness the natural beauty the area has to offer and perhaps glimpse a wallaby or two along the way.

They can also walk up to the Milne Hill Reservoir, where a new sign has been installed to direct visitors to the stone steps. The old lookout access point is currently closed while Council explores further opportunities to invest in further upgrades.

Milne Hill Reserve is a natural area that is popular with bushwalkers and birdwatchers, as well as providing habitat for hundreds of native plant species. The reserve also features an abundance of birdlife, with over one hundred species including honeyeaters, fairy wrens, kingfishers, lorikeets, and tawny frogmouths.