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Govt supports new Scenic Rim tourism project

12 May 2020

The Queensland Government has partnered with the Scenic Rim’s Hazelwood Estate in a development including new accommodation, a wagyu cellar door and a day spa.

A grant of $1,842,500 from the Attracting Tourism Fund was timely given the impact of bushfires on the Scenic Rim region in late 2019–early 2020, followed by the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The project at upper Beechmont, to be completed early 2021, will provide eight construction jobs and 18 operational jobs. By 2025, it’s expected to bring the region $4.5 million and 18,000 additional annual visitors.

The new elements – including farm cottages and glamping options - will complement the existing Hazelwood Estate, a 30ha working polo and wagyu cattle farm with a homestead and guest house on the edge of the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

Hazelwood is targeting corporate, health and art retreats, boutique weddings, and incentive events. The estate also plans to offer farm-gate nature, wildlife and workshop experiences.

The $48.6 million Attracting Tourism Fund is aimed at new tourism attractions, experiences and aviation services to boost economic activity, jobs and overnight visitor numbers.

A Qld Government grant is funding new accommodation in the Scenic Rim. Image courtesy of Hazelwood Estate.

A 30ha polo and wagyu cattle farm is the site of new tourism drawcards for south-east Queensland. Image courtesy of Hazelwood Estate.

Hazelwood Estate’s rolling hills at upper Beechmont on the edge of Lamington NP. Image courtesy of Hazelwood Estate.