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New Lake Baroon footbridge on Great Walk now open

Construction of a new footbridge at Lake Baroon (Baroon Pocket Dam) is now complete and the Baroon section of
the Sunshine Coast Great Walk has reopened on the northern side of the lake, near Montville.

A temporary trail closure was in place while construction of the $350,000 bridge was underway to ensure public

The new 11-metre footbridge, made of a resilient composite material designed to last in the surrounding dense
rainforest environment, is now open.

It replaces the old bridge which was damaged from a fallen tree during flooding in 2022, with a temporary trail
diversion put in place.

The footbridge remains in the same location, approximately 200 metres from the Narrows Road carpark and will improve connectivity between the lake and Kondalilla National Park, all part of the scenic Sunshine Coast Great Walk.

Seqwater Manager Operational Support and Improvement Mansi O’Keeffe said walkers will benefit from the
additional bridge safety feature of non-slip surface decking.

“Nestled in hinterland surrounds and connecting to the Kondalilla National Park, Lake Baroon is a beautiful spot to enjoy the great outdoors, with 195,000 people visiting every year,” Ms O’Keeffe said.

“The new footbridge has been designed to complement the natural area and will improve the connection onto the Great Walk.

“Seqwater appreciates the community’s patience while this important work was undertaken.”

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