Download an app to discover the hidden secrets of Mill Place Precinct
  • Monday 09 July 2012

Sunshine Coast Council invites residents and visitors to discover the hidden secrets of Mill Place Precinct at Cooroy by downloading a new virtual tour app to their mobile or device.

Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington said Mill Place Precinct contributes to the region’s creative and artistic reputation. It also plays an important role as a focus for the community.

"The Cooroy Library, Butter Factory Arts Centre and Lower Mill site are a work in progress. Thanks to a cooperative approach by both council and locals, the precinct is really starting to come alive," Councillor Wellington said.

"To enhance enjoyment of the Mill Place Precinct, visitors can download an Aurasma virtual tour app.

"The app can be downloaded free to smart devices with a camera such as an smartphone, iPad and more powerful Android devices.

"It can then deliver digital content in real time including videos, animations, audio or web pages.

"The innovative tour guides visitors to 40 points located throughout the precinct.

"The app recognises images, symbols and objects in the real world and understands them. It is as simple as turning on the camera on your device and scanning the camera over a designated point to capture the image. The Aurasma app will reveal a virtual tour guide to tell you about the history of the location you are viewing.

"This way you can discover the labyrinth in the courtyard, the ghostly mill worker, the story of the pavers, and the history of Mill Place Precinct."

Councillor Wellington said people can collect a guide on how to use Aurasma from the Cooroy library.

"Library staff will be happy to provide assistance to download the free app and get people started," he said.

For more information contact the Cooroy Library on 5454 9000.