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Updated: Mt Coot-tha Zipline | See the world from a different angle!

Please note: The Brisbane City Council has scrapped its support for the controversial Mt Coot-tha zipline project. The below is now outdated information.

Mt Coot-tha Zipline is an exciting new attraction that will offer families (local and visiting alike) the chance to experience Brisbane like never before!

Mt Coot-tha Zipline  – An Exciting New Project

The Brisbane City Council is in the process of creating a world-class attraction right in the heart of our beautiful city!

Describing the Mt-Cootha area as the ‘ultimate green canvas for eco-tourism’, this exciting initiative will see a zipline encompass the precinct.

The precinct includes:

Mt Coot-tha zipline development timeline

As with many government projects, the development process is dependant on a lot of factors. It’s difficult at this time to pinpoint an exact date for project completion.

RFP (stage one)Complete
RFP (stage two)Complete
Award of zipline proponentComplete
Planning and permit phase including Development Application and public notification2018
ConstructionFrom late 2018
Stage 1 open to the public2019
Stage 2 and 3 open to the public2020

Currently, construction is slated to begin in mid 2018 with a projected completion date of late 2019. The council is seeking feedback from the community and interested parties. You can find details on where and how to give your feedback at this link. 

What would the Mt Coot-tha zipline be like?

Ziplines are a fabulous way to see a large area quickly from a birds’ eye angle. These attractions are developed and run with the very highest concern given to public safety. There is typically an age and weight restriction placed on them (for safety reasons) and, generally speaking, members of the public who have certain medical conditions are discouraged from use.

Why is the Mt Coot-tha zipline a good idea?

Anything that promotes tourism in the region, and introduces more people to the spectacular Mt Coot-tha area, is a good thing. This is a project that would provide both short-term and long-term employment to the region, open it up as a further revenue stream and promote environmentally friendly activity in Brisbane.

Have your say community information sessions

Learn more about the Mt Coot-tha zipline by speaking to the project team at one of four community information sessions. Drop in to one of the sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday 31 January 201811am-1pmQueen Street Mall Stage, CBD
Saturday 3 February 20189-11amBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Thursday 8 February 20184-6pmKenmore Library, Kenmore
Saturday 10 February 20189-11amBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Due to community feedback, this project will not be going ahead.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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