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Rotary plans new look to Howells Knob
by Cameron Outridge

Council project officer Nick Hill, Cr Pauline Clayton, President Maleny Rotary Chris Brooker, former president Nick Matthews, and council conservation officer Mark Bonner at Howell’s Knob.  (Photo below)

Rotary International celebrates its centennial in 2005.   One and a half million Rotarians around the world are embarking on community projects to celebrate this event.   In Maleny, Rotary President Chris Brooker and his team approached the council with a request to upgrade and beautify Howells Knob.

Cr Pauline Clayton said that the council embraced this concept with a speed that has set a precedent which she trusts the Parks and Recreation Department will maintain for future projects.

“The council’s Nature Conservation team, landscape architect Abby Messenger and project manager Nick Hill met with the Rotary members on site and plans have been drawn.

“This is a great example of the community and council working in cooperation,” Cr Clayton said. “We will all benefit from the expertise and labour force of the members of Maleny Rotary.”

“This lookout offers 360 degree views, embracing the Glasshouse Mtns, across to Moreton Island and out over the western ranges.   “The improvements will include a new shelter to make it more user friendly.   “Rotary proposes to also install a circular plaque which will show exactly what can be seen in the far distance,” Cr Clayton said.

The Howell’s Knob project has been approved by Rotary International as a Centennial project.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.