A $3.2 million pathway and recreational corridor at Slacks Creek is the centrepiece for a slate of projects under Logan City Council’s $5 million Springwood Implementation Fund.
The project will include a 780 metre ‘green link’ to connect Moss Street with Compton Road.
It will adjoin a regional network of cycle ways, including the future Compton Road and Baker Street Bikeway.
The pathway will meander through parkland and lead to recreation facilities. It will have a bridge and boardwalk crossing Slacks Creek.
It will also include bench seats along the pathway, artwork structures and bike shelters.
The project received $827,000 from the State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grant (CNLGG). Council tipped in the rest as allocated in the 2017-18 Budget.
Other projects include:
- A pathway linking Dennis Road to Murrajong Road and;
- The Murrajong Road, Paxton Street and Carol Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project
The projects will start this month. They will improve east-west connectivity to amenities within Springwood and make the area safer.
Retail and commercial areas will link improved access to public transport and food and drink outlets.
Director of Strategy and Sustainability at Logan City Council, David Hansen, said residents would have access to a section of Slacks Creek not open to the public before.
“Council is developing Springwood’s centre as a major commercial activity hub,” he said.
“It’s exciting to see these projects starting. They will bring many lifestyle benefits. The creation of local identity, connection to community and improved safety and security will improve.
“Linkages to recreation spaces and enhanced outdoor activities for families are also part of the project.
“It will also unlock the commercial hub potential of the Springwood Activity Centre.”
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the State Government was investing $214 million into bike infrastructure across Queensland.
“I’m proud that we’ve been able to partner with Council to develop a pipeline of projects for Logan,” Ms Fentiman said.
“More than 800,000 Queenslanders cycle each week and 1.53 million would ride if the conditions were right. It’s vital
we plan and invest in more bike infrastructure.”
Around 200 people attended the 2016 Springwood Summit where 484 ideas were forwarded as a wish list for a future Springwood.
Council endorsed 10 primary actions and 30 initiatives for implementation.