Indicative project timeline

The indicative Project Timeline for the Wangetti Trail Project is as follows:

  • Q2 2018: Feasibility: Queensland Government announced its support of the Wangetti Trail, a proposed dual-use track in Far North Queensland stretching along the coastal plains and mountain hinterland between Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Q2 to Q4 2018: Business Case: Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games developed Business Case, with leading local trail design and construction company World Trail appointed to design the alignment in July
  • Q3 to Q4 2018: Walk Through and Engineering Design: World Trail completed walk through of the trail and engineering design of the alignment, working closely with Traditional Owners, specialist consultants and engineers
  • March 2019: Mowbray North Announcement: Queensland Government announces $5.7 million investment to complete the seven kilometre ‘Mowbray North’ component (Port Douglas south to the Mowbray River) of the Wangetti Trail, with construction scheduled to commence in September 2019
  • 8 April 2019: Trail Alignment and Community Engagement Announcement: Detailed design of Wangetti trail released for public comment
  • May to July 2019: Market Engagement Stage: Tourism Operators who wish to be considered, including demonstrated track record in delivering world-class, ecotourism experiences to register interest
  • April to June 2019: Community Engagement Period: Community invited to find out more and share their views via Social Pinpoint and community engagement activities
  • Mid 2019: Expression of Interest Stage: Suitably qualified proponents invited from the Market Engagement stage to refine their proposals for the Wangetti Ecotourism Trail opportunity
  • Q4 2019: Request for Detailed Proposal: Shortlisted proponents from the EOI stage invited to further develop concepts and proposals, including confirmed commercial arrangements with Traditional Owners
  • Q3 / Q4 2020: Preferred Proponent: The successful proponent will be selected and binding terms negotiated
  • 2021: Development and Construction: Design plan finalised and construction underway. A range of community benefits delivered immediately including construction jobs
  • 2022: Wangetti Trail Operational: Trail operational and open to the public*
  • *Changed as at 17 June 2019

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