The Mount Glen Rock Adventure Park, also known as Mount Glen Rock, is an initiative of Somerset Regional Council. Mount Glen Rock is currently in the planning phase of development following the purchase of 127 hectares of freehold property on the western face of the mountain by Council in October 2020.
Mount Glen Rock will be developed and managed in line with below vision and mission. The Mount Glen Rock Steering Committee, chaired by the Council CEO, is overseeing the development project.
Deliver a uniquely Somerset outdoor recreational experience, that connects the natural environment and scenic beauty of the site to a vibrant local community
Inspire Somerset residents and visitors to experience, admire and benefit from Mount Glen Rock
In 2021/2022 Council has received funding through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority 2019 Bushfires Local Economic Recovery Program to construct a multipurpose trail along an existing fire break, a pedestrian bridge from Hassall Street to Mount Glen Rock and an elevated hiking trail.
The proposed development of Mount Glen Rock to include mountain bike and hiking trail locations, rock climbing and abseiling locations, low impact lookout facilities, a feature lookout, day use and visitor orientation nodes, site layout including vehicle and pedestrian circulation, parking locations, a pump track location and concept, and amenities is subject to approval of Council and availability of funding.
A Community Information Session was held on Wednesday 13 April 2022 at the Somerset Civic Centre, over 150 members of the community and other stakeholder groups were in attendance. The Mount Glen Rock ‘Have Your Say’ survey closed on 29 April 2022.
All feedback will be considered individually, collated and themed giving Council an understanding of the levels of support, but also the nature of the concerns so that they can be explored in detail and considerations given for how they may be managed for the future.