Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail Feedback
The development of the Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail, is part of the local projects to be funded with the Queensland Government’s $50 million Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.
Member for Logan Linus Power said the Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail will support 16 local jobs.
“This $2 million investment compliments Council’s commitment of $1.25 million to construct a 3.5 kilometre walking, hiking and riding trail,” Mr Power said. “With more and more families calling Yarrabilba home, it’s important we deliver active community infrastructure that encourages everyone to get outdoors. We live in such a beautiful part of Queensland and I can’t wait to explore it with my family.”
Logan Mayor Darren Power said this funding will go a long way in tough times to deliver projects that will create jobs and give the local economy a much-needed boost.
“I would like to thank our State members and recognise them as champions for the City of Logan,” Mayor Power said.
Paul Casbolt of Bicycle Queensland comments “Along the Spur line the existing disused rail embankment without track or sleepers exists and can be walked or ridden except for the sand and scrub section just before Yarrabilba.
There is even a bitumen road, Railway Parade for approx. 800m in the middle. According to Wikipedia, the Railway Spur Line from Logan Village to Canungra opened in 1915 and closed in 1955. During WWII it served the US Army at Camp Cable (now Yarrabilba) as well as the Jungle Warfare Training Centre at Canungra”. On behalf of Bicycle Queensland, Paul has made inquiries about the Feasibility Study for the Recreation Trail to the Logan City Council and awaits further feedback on the Engineering Design Concept.