Ma:Mu Canopy Boardwalk, Far North Queensland

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Summary

Environment North was involved in the formative stages of this QHTN project by assisting the Steering Committee in the:

  • preparation of a technical project brief,
  • selection of the principal consultant,
  • preparation of EPBC Act referral, and
  • development of Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Statement.

This boardwalk through the tropical rainforest canopy has now been completed and forms a valuable asset in the region’s tourism infrastructure.

Innovation/Distinguishing Features

Compilation of a comprehensive brief that included ecological, cultural heritage and engineering criteria and an associated consultant evaluation system. Specification of design criteria that avoided the need for an EPBC Act assessment whilst ensuring protection of natural and cultural values.