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.
Feedback from the community on this project has helped shape its new direction, which will see the pond in Wahminda Park restored and interpretative signage installed to reflect the park’s history and environmental values.
The project has been renamed to the Wahminda Cycle Link in recognition of this new direction and of the key connecting role this project has on a regional level.
Designs have now been finalised for the pathway through Wahminda Park, which will connect to the Kedron Brook Bridge on Lanita Road and will wind its way through the park and around the pond, to a structure over a gully on the eastern side up to Samford Road.
Artist impressions of these designs are included below.
Artist impression fly through
Once communication with stakeholders has been conducted, construction will commence in the near future.
The project in its entirety is expected to finish by the end of 2019. Work is already nearing completion on the Kedron Brook Bridge and Samford Road pathway components of the project.
This project is jointly-funded by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and council, courtesy of the State’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.