New tourist park planned

Farm stay proposed for Glasshouse

A FARM stay tourist park including eco cabins and camping and caravan facilities is being proposed for Glass House Mountains.

Plans for the working farm tourist park, which will also have a clydesdale horse paddock, market gardens, small crops and function facilities, were lodged with the Sunshine Coast Council last week.

The nine-hectare site at 29 Roberts St, Glass House Mountains, is currently cleared farm land.

The proposal by On the Level Pty Ltd will see eight cabins, camping facilities, a cafe open to the public, function facility and onsite parking for 75 vehicles.

“The proposal has been designed as a farm stay style retreat that will integrate with the natural
features of the land, including the large dam in the southern part of the property, and the
established animal husbandry uses on the site,” the development application, lodged on behalf of On The Level, stated.

“In addition, a
market garden/small crops area will be established in the north-east corner of the site. These associated rural use areas will allow guests to enjoy authentic farm experiences such are the
care of animals, horse rides, and tending to or collecting small crops to provide a paddock to plate experience within the food and drink outlet on the site.”
A small timber mill will also be constructed to showcase the region’s history.

Functions including weddings are also being planned.

“As it is common for working farms or tourist
destinations within the Shire to be used for weddings and other functions, the application
therefore seeks approval for this use as an integrated component of the overall development,” the development stated.

“The cabins and camping facilities provided by the tourist park use will complement the function facility by providing onsite accommodation for guests.”