Our Mt Gravatt Outlook has featured on ABC Breakfast with Spencer Howson this morning.

Please have a listen and post your thoughts on this issue.

My comment on the MEG “the environmentalists” Outlook on this issue is below:

Mt Gravatt Environment Group (MEG) is working with BCC Habitat Brisbane, First Contact, Mt Gravatt District Historical Society, Cr Krista Adams and other local stakeholders to plan the restoration of Mt Gravatt Outlook to maximise the experience for visitors.

The focus for MEG is engaging visitors, both local and tourists, with a powerful environmental, cultural/historical experience through development of the distant city and river vistas while experincing the colours and scents of our local wildflowers, calls of King Parrots, the flash of colour as Imperial Hairstreaks cluster in the Acacias and the buzz of discovering a Koala asleep in a Tallowwood.

Our research of local plants and wildlife – Flora & Fauna of Mt Gravatt Reserve by Sue Jones & Michael Fox, combined with our bush restoration experience allows us to see huge potential in thoughtful development of the Scenic Outlook.

For detailed information on our environmental view of maximising the community and tourist experience of Mt Gravatt Outlook go to our blog post –


Michael Fox
Fox Gully Bushcare – http://www.foxgully.wordpress.com
Mt Gravatt Environment Group – http://www.megoutlook.wordpress.com

Posted by: Michael Fox17 March 2010 at 09:07 AM

Would you like to help improve your local natural area, whilst creating habitat for Brisbane’s unique wildlife?

If so, we invite you to join one of our four neighbourhood volunteer sub-groups working around Mt Gravatt under direction of BCC’s Habitat Brisbane programme.  No experience necessary … all ages welcome. Stay and have a cuppa and biscuit afterwards.

Where do our groups work?

Roly Chapman Reserve (meet at Roly Chapman sign within the Reserve, Upper Mt Gravatt – UBD Map 201 A9). On the Saturday after the first Tuesday of the month, 8.30 – 10.30 am.  For details phone Rebecca on 0421 631 894

Rover Street, Mt Gravatt (UBD Map 201 D3). Either Saturday or Sunday of the first weekend in the month.  For details phone Brett on 3219 4061

Fox Gully, behind O’Grady Street, Upper Mt Gravatt (UBD Map200 R6). For details contact Mike on email – foxcoaching@optusnet.com.au or 0408 769 405

Gertrude Petty Place, Mt Gravatt Outlook Drive, Mt Gravatt (UBD Map 201 B2). On the last Saturday of each month, 8 – 10 am.  Some enthusiastic members meet every Wednesday afternoon 3 – 5 pm.  For details phone Susan on 3349 9443

You will need to … Wear sturdy shoes, protective clothing, sunscreen, hat. Bring water bottle.   All equipment is supplied but you may prefer to use your own trowel and gardening gloves.