Work should begin on Tiaro turtle centre by end of year
WORK on the Tiaro Interpretive Centre should start by the end of the year.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council received a $60,000 grant from the State Government towards the $150,000 project.
Councillor for tourism and regional marketing Stuart Taylor said it was an exciting project that would promote the Mary River Turtle to a huge audience.
"Council will now form a project working group, which will include members of the Tiaro Landcare group which has done so much to save the turtle," Cr Stuart said.
The project, which has to be completed within a year due to funding arrangements, will include building a timber deck covered by a shade structure beside the Tiaro Visitor Information Centre.
A sculpture of a Mary River turtle will be displayed on the deck which will be linked by stairs and a pathway to an indoor interpretive centre under the Tiaro Medical Centre.
Information panels on the turtle will be installed on the deck and inside the centre.