The Caboolture to Wamuran rail trail will be a 10.5 km 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 to 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 $4.6 million into the design and construction of this project, which is jointly funded by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The project will be delivered over four years in the following stages:
- 2016/17 - detailed design
- 2017/18 - stage 1 - Caboolture to Bluebell Park and the County Drive crossing Wamuran
- 2018/19 - stage 2 - Wamuran township to County Drive, Wamuran
- 2019/20 - stage 3 - Bluebell Park to County Drive, Wamuran.
Advanced works will be completed around school holidays.