Making active transport a priority for Everton Hills
Published 28 November 2023
Getting moving, no matter what your mode of transport, will be made easier in Moreton Bay thanks to a more connected and inviting active transport network.
City of Moreton Bay is ensuring a variety of transport options are available to people across the city, encouraging healthier and more sustainable transport choices, through the creation of a high-quality path network that will encourage walking and cycling in Everton Hills.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the project is helping the City towards its goal of well-planned and connected places and spaces.
“Council is bringing this project to Everton Hills to make active transport a more attractive option for residents in and around the area,” he said.
“With an $800,000 contribution from the State Government's South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program (SEQCSP), this section along Cabbage Tree Creek will be transformed from October 2023.”
Deputy Premier and Murrumba MP Steven Miles said the project was stimulating growth in the region.
"The Palaszczuk Government is helping create and sustain jobs by providing funds that enable Councils to fast track investment in new infrastructure and community assets, just like this," he said.
"We know more people are calling SEQ home and projects like this active transport option will certainly make the Moreton Bay region more liveable, long into the future.
“Our $100 million investment in this program will provide lasting benefits for communities across the south east and, importantly, right here in our backyard.”
Works will take place parallel to Collins Road, from Elizabeth Street eastwards to the existing footpath.
“We believe that well-planned places must have integrated transport and pedestrian networks to create a more connected and efficient city,” Mayor Flannery said.
“Works will include new pathways, upgrades to the creek crossing footbridge, shade tree planting and path lighting, bringing wider accessibility to high-quality active transportation routes, resulting in a healthier, happier Moreton Bay population.”
Cr Matt Constance (Division 10), said investment in a truly integrated transport network was a priority for Council.
"We’re excited to be investing in more active transport links and encouraging our community to be more active and healthy by completing this important missing link,” he said.
“With this investment we are improving access along our beautiful Cabbage Tree Creek corridor allowing residents to take safe, local trips without the need for a car and enjoying the outdoors by creating walkable and rideable links.
“Making walking and riding accessible to more people in Everton Hills, The Hills District and surrounding suburbs will help us to move more people, lower environmental impacts and minimise congestion.”