The Mt Perry Community Development Board is delighted to be able to announce that the Mt. Perry Summit Walk project is now fully funded.
At the last General Meeting on the 29th July, the MPCDB was presented with a giant check valued at a whopping $221,000.
“This is really all about Evolution Mining right now.” President Ken Schuster said.
“From the beginning of this project 3 years ago, Evolution’s Mt. Rawdon Operations Management team has been there with support and encouragement, and thanks to this extraordinary contribution, the project is set to be delivered sometime in the new year.”
The Summit Walk project has had support from a number of other sources including the State Government “Skilling Queenslanders for Work” program, the Gidarjil Corporation, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife, the NBRC and of course members of the MPCDB and individuals from the community of Mt. Perry.
The Summit Walk project had its official launch on the 29th June when 10 local trainees, employed by the Gidarjil Corporation administering SQW funding in the Conservation and Land Management skill set, first set foot on the mountain. Their role will be to design and construct the trail to the AS2156.1-2001 Class 3 Standard under the supervision of QPWS Rangers.
“This is a great opportunity for these young local people to be involved in this high profile project. It will give them a sense of ownership and satisfaction to be part of a legacy which will benefit not just Mt. Perry but the region as a whole for years to come.” said Mr Jayson Kokles, Gidarjil Employment and Training Officer. “It ticks so many boxes – First Australians, Culture, Heritage, History, Employment, Training, Tourism, Economy.”
“Once all is said and done, the total investment in this project will approach $1 million. Not bad for a little town.”