Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, right, and Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Rob Banham officially open the $2 million Glen Innes Skywalk project today.
Friday, 19 January 2024
THE newest tourist attraction and recreation space in Glen Innes was officially opened today with special guests and community taking the high ground as the $2 million Centennial Parklands Skywalk opened for visitors wanting to enjoy a new perspective on the town.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall joined Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Rob Banham to officially open the new attraction which brings a new level to the world-renowned Australian Standing Stones precinct.
The project was funded through a $2 million grant under the former State Government, and Mr Marshall said the council had delivered a world-class facility.
“We all certainly had our heads in the clouds this morning for the opening of the Skywalk and it is a fantastic way to enjoy a new perspective on Glen Innes,” Mr Marshall said.
“I congratulate council and its hardworking staff which delivered a great result.
“This project was funded through the former state government’s popular Public Spaces Legacy Program back in May 2021 and has turned the Martins lookout site into a great destination.
“The council have not only created a boardwalk, but also signage that gives an opportunity for people visiting to learn more about the Ngoorabul first people and the Celtic explorers and settlers who followed.”
The Centennial Parkland Skywalk can be accessed by car via Watson’s Road, or reached on foot from the Australian Standing Stones array which stand below the lookout.
Glen Innes Severn Council have created to the Skywalk to enhance the GeoTourism attractions in the district, which in turn can increase visitation to the area.
“GeoTourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of domestic tourism and travel, and Glen Innes Severn is a popular destination for people seeking out that type of experience,” Mr Marshall said.
“I commend the council for delivering this project and continuing to think big when it comes to growing prosperity.”