The Springbrook community is set for a significant tourism boost, with Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates announcing the new $1 million suspension bridge completing Purlingbrook Falls circuit is open to the public from today.

The new bridge is known as the John Stacey Suspension Bridge across Little Nerang Creek gorge.

Ms Bates said she encouraged visitors to head up the mountain and experience all that Springbrook has to offer.

“I have been working with Springbrook locals since I was elected to unlock this community and encourage visitors to make the trip up the mountain,” said Ms Bates.

“After a $1 million investment from the former LNP Government, Springbrook now boasts a wonderful new tourism attraction in the Purlingbrook Falls suspension bridge.

“Open to the public from today, the new suspension bridge boasts spectacular views of Springbrook National Park, with the bridge located at the base of Purlingbrook Falls.

“I encourage nature enthusiasts throughout the Gold Coast and Queensland to be amongst the first to walk across the bridge and see all that this community has to offer.”

Springbrook General Store owner Peter Grayson said Springbrook locals were looking forward to seeing even more visitors to the mountain.

“Springbrook is home to some great attractions and a fantastic community and now that the Purlingbrook Falls suspension bridge is open, we’re hoping we’ll see even more people visiting our rainforests and businesses.”