Roma’s iconic Big Rig is set to grow…with Council successful in securing $1.23 million from the State’s Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund to go towards the ‘Bigger Big Rig’ project.
Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Tourism says with a focus on adventure, this $2.99 million project will encompass the Bigger Big Rig – a 30 metre observation tower including lift and stairs, featuring a number of highlights from outback Queensland which include Mitchell’s Great Artesian Spa, Carnarvon Gorge National Park, Charleville, Quilpie, Birdsville and Longreach.
Then there’s the Big Rig Zip Line – an adrenaline rush will be in store for adventurous visitors keen to tackle the zip line.
And for those who prefer a stroll there’ll be The Big Rig Tree Walk – this will include a 150-metre curved tree walk that will start at The Big Rig and connect to the Adungadoo Pathway.
Audio-visual elements will be placed along the walk to make it an engaging experience for visitors.
Councillor Chandler says it’s is a big win for The Big Rig, Roma and the Maranoa overall.
“It is our aim at The Big Rig to create lifelong experiences for all of our visitors and this project, with its focus on adventure, will be able to do just that. Additionally, it will further increase our visitor numbers to the whole Maranoa region, and especially through The Big Rig and Oil Patch”.
“We are looking forward to works for these projects kicking off in stages next year – what an exciting time for tourism in the Maranoa.”