The Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail will be a 10.5km long shared pathway extending from Beerburrum Road, Caboolture to Atwood Street, Wamuran. This is a unique project that follows the old Caboolture to Kilcoy railway corridor that closed in 1964. The aim of the project is to showcase the history of the railway while providing a quality shared pathway and support facilities that will attract cyclists and walkers to the area.
The project will also provide great benefits to the Caboolture and Wamuran local communities by providing high quality cycling and walking connections to local schools including Tullawong State School, Tullawong State High School, St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School, Grace Lutheran College, St Peters Catholic Primary School and Wamuran State School. The project also provides a key connection to employment and transport nodes in Caboolture including the Railway Station and Caboolture CBD.
The project will include the following features:
- 10.5 km long, 3 - 3.5 metre wide shared asphalt and concrete pathway
- Entry statements in Caboolture and Wamuran including information map signage, shelters, drinking fountains, seating, lighting and landscaping
- Bridge and culvert crossings and specially designed road crossings
- Interpretative and wayfinding signage
- Seating nodes
- Inclusion of public artwork
Council is investing $4.6M into the design and construction of this project. This project will be jointly funded by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
This project will sequentially be delivered over 4 years in the following stages:
- 2016/17 - Detailed Design
- 2017/18 - Construction of Stage 1 (Caboolture to Bluebell Park) and the County Drive crossing Wamuran
- 2018/19 - Construction of Stage 2 (Wamuran township to County Drive, Wamuran)
- 2019/20 - Construction of Stage 3 (Bluebell Park to County Drive, Wamuran)
Construction began in late 2017 with the construction of the new signalised crossing at Smiths Road, Caboolture. Stage 1 works will continue in 2018, with advanced works being completed around school holidays, commencing over the Easter break (April), in front of Grace Lutheran College, followed by works at Beerburrum Road and progressing west.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has prepared maps and concepts for the purposes of community consultation. These are available for viewing:
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You’re invited to have your say
Council are liaising directly with local schools, adjacent residents and businesses during the design of the project. Further consultation will occur during the pre-construction and construction phases of the project.
Council are also inviting the public to submit historical information and photographs that could be included in historic interpretative signage along the rail trail route. Some historical information about the railway line has been developed by the Wamuran Community for more information see the Wamuran Community website.
If you would like to learn more about this exciting project or provide feedback on the concept plans, please do not hesitate to contact Council on (07) 3205 0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PMC Last Updated 1 December 2018