Seachange
Arundel

Direct Access to Coombabah Conservation Area

30 May, 2014

Seachange residents will now be able to enjoy direct access to the new walkways being developed by Gold Coast City Council in the Coombabah Conservation Area located adjacent to the resort.

The 69ha reserve will be ideal for walking, cycling, bird watching, animal spotting and plant identification and gives people an opportunity to appreciate an ecologically significant area.

Gold Coast City Council recently purchased the site and have commenced construction of walkways and boardwalks as part of a long term plan to provide greater public access to this significant conservation area.

The Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area protects more than 1,200ha of unique wetland, eucalypt forest, salt marsh and mangrove swamp habitat that abounds with wildlife. Seachange Village Arundel Project Director Phil Goodman said the GCCC have been very supportive of the residents having direct access to the area via a secure private gate located beside the 5-Star Country Club.

“The more than 60 participants in the early morning walkers club are eagerly looking forward to the direct connection to this amazing recreational reserve– it’s a unique opportunity for our residents on the Gold Coast who can cycle, walk or just participate in this unique area without having to drive or cross a road” Mr Goodman said.

“The access to the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area is in keeping with our vision to nourish the mind, body and soul through learning, community and recreational facilities.” As we age, keeping active and fit is essential to ensure the highest quality of life.

According to latest clinical research into exercise and ageing, there is no other ‘medicine’ with greater benefits for slowing or even reversing the effects of ageing on the body than physical exercise.

“You are never too old to start exercising with clinics having people in their 60’s to 80’s commencing structured exercise for the first time and still experiencing enormous benefits,” he said.