These boots were made for walking

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is in the final stages of completing upgrades to its bushwalking trails at Mount Peel Bushland Park with work expected to be completed this week.

Over the past year, TRC Environment and Community Committee portfolio lead Tim McMahon said Council had undertaken work on a number of projects which all fed in to the Sport and Active Recreation Healthy Living Plan.

“Here in the Garden City, we’re determined to provide more opportunities for our residents to get out and active,” Cr McMahon said.

“Bushwalking and mountain bike trails continue to increase in popularity which is why we’ve completed a number of improvement projects this year to give residents further recreational opportunities.

“Project works at Mt Peel Bushland Park have focused on improving connection of the Boundary Street South Trailhead to the existing bushwalking and mountain biking trails to cater for the growing residential population at Westbrook.

“Improvement works at Mt Peel have included the addition of the ascending Gumbi Gumbi mountain bike Trail (3040m) and the descending Darla Trail (2755m). Both of these trails start at the Boundary Street trailhead and join the existing older trails though the Wakka Bunda connection trail.

“Council has also built a new 560m bushwalking trail connection to the Basalt Walk that will allow walkers access the South Summit and the rest of the bushwalking trails from the Boundary Street South Trailhead.

“To assist the community we’ve installed new trail signage to guide users from both the Darling Street Trailhead and the Boundary Street South Trailhead.

“We’ve also extended the Darling Street Carpark to provide more room for large vehicles such as horse floats, buses and trailers to park to assist a diverse range of user groups.”

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