As announced on 21 February 2020, the originally proposed development of the former rifle range site at Mount Lofty will not proceed as planned. A new masterplan is currently being designed for a less substantive development on the previously cleared area of the site. It is proposed that the remaining undeveloped portion of the 379 hectare site will be offered to the Toowoomba Regional Council as an extension to Jubilee Park.
When complete, the new masterplan will be lodged with the Toowoomba Regional Council. In the meantime, the original Development Application, lodged on 12 June 2018, remains before council.
The new masterplan will comply with all applicable bushfire legislation and standards, will not adversely impact wildlife habitat, and will minimise impact on infrastructure such as traffic and water supply.
DHA appreciates the site’s military history and environmental significance, and is committed to working towards an outcome that best meets the needs of Defence members, their families and the local community.