Work is about to start on a 3.5km walking, hiking and riding trail between Logan Village and Yarrabilba.
The trail is being built on the former Bethania to Beaudesert rail corridor which is now a Logan City Council-managed road reserve.
It starts at Logan Village Green and runs through to Buxton Park in Yarrabilba.
The ‘Rail Trail’ includes a 2.5m wide asphalt pathway, a watercourse crossing near Yarrabilba, earthworks and drainage, bollards and wayfinding and entry signage.
The project is a joint initiative of Logan City Council and the Queensland Government.
Planning Chair Deputy Mayor Jon Raven said the Rail Trail was one of the priority projects formulated from community feedback from the Logan Village Forum in 2018.
“Yarrabilba is one of our city’s high-growth areas with lots of young families and the Rail Trail will provide an important and healthy link to the shops and businesses in Logan Village,” Cr Raven said.
City Lifestyle Chair and Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski said the Rail Trail would help better connect the local community.
“The Rail Trail, combined with the My Home and the River shared pathway which is also under construction, will make it easier for everyone to get to Logan Village.
“With our fantastic new playground opening soon on the Green, families can walk or ride safely along the Rail Trail for a fun and healthy day out.
“It will also promote an active and biking culture that will attract people from across South East Queensland to visit our area and help boost the local economy.”
The Rail Trail project received $2million in funding from the Queensland Government under the post-pandemic Unite and Recover Community Stimulus program.
State Member for Logan Linus Power said Logan City Council and the Queensland Government were working together to build an active connection between the Logan Village and Yarrabilba communities.
“The Rail Trail will provide local jobs during construction and help City of Logan recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Power said.
The Rail Trail is expected to be finished by the end of June, weather permitting.