A sadly forgotten asset
Councillors are worried about Mingo Crossing’s future
THEfuture of Mingo Crossing as a recreation area is murky.
Despite being eligible for flood recovery funding, the popular recreation area has missed out.
Councillors are asking questions about the park’s future.
Councillor John Bowen said it had been sorely missed after being wiped out in the Australia Day floods.
“It’s a great asset to our region,” Cr Bowen said.
“It was just getting up and running really well before the flood.
“We have had over 200 pe- ople camping there.”
Councillor Paul Lobegier said Mingo Crossing was a tourist drawcard.
“I was surprised I even had people from Western Australia telling me they had been there before,” he said.
“They had seen the picture of the lone toilet sitting on a cement slab. The loo with a view we called it.
“It is important as a burgeoning tourist spot for us.”
QRA board members met with North Burnett Regional Council last Monday to discuss the region’s flood reconstruction progress.
QRA chief executive officer Graeme Newton said facilities such as Mingo Crossing were important for getting a community back on its feet.
“And the quicker we get that information, the quicker we can look into what we can do,” he said.
DESTROYED: Corey Goldie surveys the damage at Mingo Crossing.