8 February, 2021
Caboolture-Wamuran Rail Trail Ready
Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan officially opened the Caboolture-to-Wamuran Rail Trail on Friday, 15th December 2020 with Mayor Peter Flannery and Councillors Adam Hain (Div 3) and Tony Latter (Div 12).
Mayor Flannery said while landscaping works will continue through to February, locals are now encouraged to get outdoors and active along the trial. “Council recently awarded a $365,000 landscaping contract to plant native botanicals along the route to finish off the aesthetic of this multi-million dollar trail with an Australian bush vibe,” he said.
“Other finishing touches will include things like seating and drinking fountains, signage, drainage, fencing, landscaping, and offset tree planting.” Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said it was an exciting day for the region. This is already an enormously popular piece of infrastructure and I’m thrilled locals will be able to explore the full 10km trail, he said.
“It’s a fantastic new attraction in our area that’s already a popular recreation space with joggers, cyclists and people who use mobility scooters to get outdoors and active. “I want to thank Transport Minister Mark Bailey for his support of this project and Council staff for their hard work to make this a reality.”
Cr Adam Hain (Div 3) said he hoped it would become a popular piece of accessible tourism infrastructure for active recreation. “You could start your day with breakfast in Wamuran or Woodford and finish with lunch here in the Caboolture CBD,” he said.
As for the current project, there’s just a small amount of work to complete in the centre of the trail to complete the missing link, but visitors already have an easy, accessible and active route to enjoy the rural belt of Moreton Bay.
“In fact, the rail trail is already an award-winning project taking out the 2020 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Infrastructure, so we can’t wait for our community to come and enjoy it.” Cr Tony Latter (Div 12) said its great to show the history of the area.
“The signage and finishing touches will help preserve and promote our region’s old Caboolture to Kilcoy rail corridor to locals and visitors, making our stunning rural landscape the perfect place to get to know the history of the area,” he said.
“Now that we’ve got it out to Wamuran, we need to look at the trail going all the way through to Woodford. “A project this size doesn’t happen overnight, being a culmination of 10 years of planning and design once the railway corridor was decommissioned, which makes it all the more exciting to see it almost complete.”
The landscapes work commenced in December 2020 & are scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2021 (weather permitting). For the latest project updates, please visitwww.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Projects/Caboolture-to-Wamuran-Rail-Trail