The Wahminda Cycle Link will connect Ferny Hills to the historically-significant Samford Valley Rail Trail via Samford Road and Wahminda Park.
Just minutes north of Brisbane’s CBD, the Rail Trail winds its way from Ferny Grove Station to Samford Village - a scenic 8.3km ride along the Lanita, McLean, Petersen and Camp Mountain roads. The Rail Trail mirrors the route of the old Dayboro Railway Line, which was decommissioned between Ferny Grove Station and Dayboro Station in 1955 after World War II.
The Wahminda Cycle Link will be an exciting addition to the Rail Trail, providing travellers with a tranquil place in Wahminda Park to stop-over along their journey. It will also provide a connection to the Rail Trail via Ferny Hills.
Following feedback from the community, council has committed to conserving and rehabilitating the pond at Wahminda Park as part of this significant project. Work is nearing completion on two elements of the Wahminda Cycle Link, including the Kedron Brook Bridge and Samford Road pathway.
Council is finalising the designs for the next stage of work, which will connect these two elements through Wahminda Park via a pathway which winds its way around the south-eastern edge of the pond.
Council has already started a replanting program which will see more than 3,600 native species including grasses, shrubs and trees, planted throughout Wahminda Park and around the pond to restore and enhance its natural character. Invasive weeds, including lantana, have been removed from around the site to make way for native species and the next stage of work.
Council is also exploring options for interpretative signage in Wahminda Park which will focus on the history and environmental values of the area.