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Share your ideas on how to improve the effectiveness of signage here so visitors better understand the risks at this location.
Our goal is for
people to be better informed on how to manage their own safety at Gardners
Falls. Share your ideas on how to improve the effectiveness of signage here so
visitors better understand the risks at this location.
Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Gardners falls, Maleny, is a very popular destination that attracts thousands of people each year.
Visitors can walk along a section of the Obi Obi Creek to a couple of small waterfalls and a swimming hole.
Council doesn’t actively encourage swimming or jumping at the falls. Swimming in a natural water body is always a risky activity, with variable water conditions and a range of unknowns. Unfortunately, there has been injuries and deaths there due to this.
We are looking into ways to communicate more effectively and get the balance right between helping people manage their own safety in this location and preserving the beauty visitors enjoy.
Our goal is for visitors of Gardeners Falls to better understand the risks at this location and be informed on how to manage their own safety.
We are seeking input on signage options for this location to help encourage safe behaviours on the following:
Drop in session
You are invited to the Maleny Library to view the different signage design options and provide your feedback in person.
You are invited to view the different signage design options and provide your feedback via the online survey.
Share your ideas before 5pm Friday October 13, 2023.
Community input will help to finalise the design and location of signage at Gardeners Falls. Signage will be installed in 2024.
A landscape management plan for Gardners Falls guides our actions to improve safety in the reserve.
Council is working closely with local emergency services to identify access improvements during an emergency.
Disturbingly, visitors to the area have cut down warning signs numerous times. These have been replaced by Council and then cut down again. We implore visitors to stop this vandalism which increases risk to visitors. Therefore, council is seeking community input to achieve the balance right between safety messaging and preserving the natural beauty of the Falls.
This project is being done in partnership with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Police Service and Queensland Ambulance Service.
Timeline item 1 - active
Community engagement on signage concepts
08 September to 13 October 2023
Timeline item 2 - active
Drop in session at Maleny Library
25 September 2023, 3 - 6pm
5 Coral Street, Maleny
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Reviewing the feedback
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
New signage installed
With this sign, we are trying to get visitors to think about securing their valuables.
This sign is mandatory to share the key features of the reserve.
With this sign, we are trying to send the message to watch your children closely at all times.
Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:
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