In 2003 Wivenhoe
Alliance was formed by SEQ water to undertake an assessment and subsequent upgrade
of Wivenhoe Dam. Wivenhoe Alliance completed work on the Dam wall, in 2005, with
funds left over from the project they approached the local council to see if
the money could be used in a project that would benefit the community of Fernvale.
A partnership was formed between, Government Department of Transport &
Regional Services, SEQ Water, Wivenhoe Alliance, Tarong Energy and Council Shire
of Esk, Fernvale businesses and the community of Fernvale. The group was called
the Fernvale Futures Partnership, (hence the name Fernvale Futures Complex).
Fernvale Futures Complex was opened in September 2006; it is
a dual purpose building that incorporates an Accredited Information Centre, and
Conference rooms for community groups to hold their meetings, and a facility to
enable Service provides to hold workshops and clinic’s for the local community.
The Complex is set in the Memorial Park of Fernvale on the
old site of the Fernvale Rail Station. There is ample parking for cars,
caravans, coaches, and vehicles towing boats.The Memorial Park has children’s playground area, toilets, picnic tables
and BQ’S, also the Fernvale to Lowood section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
starts in the Park just outside of the Centre.
Complex facilities are:
Tourist Information, brochures’ and maps.
Information on local
events in the region
Boat and Fishing permits
information and images on this web page were provided by the
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