It is with great sadness we have to announce after a four year struggle to obtain suitable zonings in this area to operate our family business Scenic Rim Adventure Park we have decided to cease operations
Brian’s health and emotional state plummeted this month and the ongoing stress and financial drain on our lives with Councils unwillingness to address any meaningful mediation pushing through another four months in the hope the courts could find a satisfactory outcome for all is not an option so we have decided to withdraw our appeal.
We would like to thank all those who showed their support by putting pen to paper regarding the need for a property like ours where families can enjoy a basic bush outdoor camping experience in this area. Unfortunately these were not enough to sway council to acknowledge we do benefit the wider community.
After outlaying over $100,000 to obtaining expert reports related to the environment, noise, dust, flood, water, bush fire, needs, town planning, roads and traffic for this property we were devastated when Council again refused to move on their insistence we have to pay for the full upgrade of Tamrookum Creek Road.
All but two reports agreed with their council counterparts that this property could sustain our full business if we adopted their recommendations. Even if their requested full upgrade was a financial achievement we would not have agreed to carry out what we believe would be environmental vandalism and result in future devastation to the neighbouring properties.
We know SRAP could have been an asset to the local economy and this property is totally suited for our full operations but one has to draw a line at some point and we have reached a stalemate.
Thanks go to Brenden for all his enthusiasm and initial hard work in establishing the 4x4 operations of SRAP and Joe for his support and running of competitions and work around the park. To Kareen for her tireless dedication and support to all our family her talent promoting SRAP while at the same time trying to hold back to keep our existence low key.
Thanks again for the friendship and respect our clients have shown us over the past six years. It is not the destination that matters it is the journey that really counts. We will be keeping our phone active so please keep in touch we hope to be living on this beautiful property (well it will be once I get rid of the lantana) for many years to come
Brian and Wendy and the Harris family