Wet Tropics Management Authority has worked with several organisations to assist in the upgrade of an important boardwalk within the World Heritage Area.
Cape Tribulation’s Dubuji boardwalk will be rebuilt from recycled materials at a cost of $1.6 million.
The Authority collaborated with the Queensland Government, Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation, Douglas Shire Council and the local community to replace and upgrade the entire boardwalk.
Work has already started with about 730 metres of the boardwalk already replaced.
A new linking section has also been constructed, allowing visitors to opt for a shorter 550-metre loop walk if they do not have time to do the entire boardwalk.
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu says she welcomes the upgrade.
“I congratulate the Queensland Government which has listened to Council and the community, and agreed to replace this vital and much-loved tourism asset which has become an important element of the traditional World Heritage Daintree experience,” Cr Leu says.
The project is expected to be completed in the 2018–19 financial year.