More Online Information
Links to some locations and associated permits/requirements have also been provided below for your convenience. These aren't necessarily up-to-date. if the page has been removed, check the authoritiy's search function.
Gold Coast Parks
Information about Gold Coast City Council parks, including booking information
Parks and gardens
Fraser Coast Regional Council. Includes information on wedding bookings.
More links to local councils in Qld via the Regional pages
NB: Be sure to contact authorities concerned for the most up-to-date information and requirements regarding use of parks etc.
New-look Mitchell Park, Tulley has wedding potential
The River Improvement Trust with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council have recently completed improvements to the creekside parklands at Mitchell Park, including bank stabilisation, rock work, revegetation and walkways. The project will serve as an example of erosion control and water management to residents with small creeks and dams on their own properties. It's also hoped that the improvements will also attract more recreational vistors, weddings and wedding photography. Source: A greener, healthier Mitchell Park (August, 2010)
Wembley Falls to receive makeover
Wembley Falls at Logan Central is to undergo refurbishment, although the waterfall, which was switched off during the drought, will not be switched back on. Instead, plants in the new landscaping will be chosen to evoke the cascading nature of the original falls. With these and other developments, Logan City Council is certain that Webley Falls will be even more popular for wedding photography than it has been in the past. More information at the Council's website here: Water stops but flowers set to flourish. (April 2010)
Garden weddings grow in Townsville
Weddings in Townsville's public parks and gardens have become so popular that the authority may introduce a hire fee to cover management costs. More from Townsville City Council here: Parks and weddings a match made in heaven (June 2008)
Splinters for Rockhampton wedding spot
An Enterolobium cyclocarpum that had been a feature of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens for over 30 years has collapsed during heavy wind and rain. In spite of the unromantic common name of "Ear Tree" (due to the shape of the seedpods), the old tree was a popular site for weddings. Staff intend to plant another one soon. Meanwhile, anyone who has a booked a function at the Ear Tree should contact the Gardens. More information from the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens here: Botanic Gardens Icon Collapses January 2008
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