• Binna Burra Lodge
    Binna Burra Lodge

The heritage-listed Binna Burra Lodge has been severaly damaged in Southeast Queensland bushfires.

Authorities are still trying to assess the full scale of the damage, but it is believed several structures at the picturesque tourist location have been completely destroyed.

The heritage-listed accommodation was built in the 1930s and is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions.

Aerial footage of the heritage-listed accommodation showed both its wooden cabins and its new Sky Lodge apartments had also been affected.

"The level of damage at Binna Burra resort is quite extreme," Councillor Christensen said on Sunday afternoon.

"The lodge has been fully destroyed.

"The majority of the commercial assets — the accommodation, the units, the restaurant and so forth have — also all been destroyed and there will be a significant recovery effort."

Photos of the burnt buildings appeared on the Binna Burra Lodge Facebook page: "It is with great sadness that we share these photos of the lodge that we have just received. All staff and guests were evacuated on Friday. We will be updating you all as more information comes through. This is a very sad day for us all."

Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) will form the taskforce to provide Binna Burra Lodge with assistance as it recovers. In particular, the taskforce will focus on supporting displaced staff.

“We’ve been in contact this morning with Chairman of Binna Burra Lodge Steve Noakes to extend our hand and offer our assistance to staff,” Mr Dick said. “We appreciate this is a very difficult time for everyone affected and we want them to know our government is here to support them with their recovery.

“DSDMIP will work with support providers and the business community to do whatever we can to keep people employed and minimise disruption to people’s lives."

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