New recreation trails between Beerburrum and Landsborough are on the cards with community feedback now being sought.
Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt said the Palaszczuk Government had committed $6.5 million towards new biking and walking infrastructure through the Sunshine Coast hinterland to be delivered alongside the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail upgrade project.
“More Queenslanders than ever before are choosing to get active,” Mr Hunt said.
“We know that, on average, every dollar we invest in bike-riding infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queensland with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion, and lower transport costs.
“This funding allows us to plan a 20-kilometre active transport corridor from Beerburrum to Landsborough and deliver a priority section between the Glass House Mountains and Beerwah.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to getting more Queenslanders to ride more often, which is why we are investing $252 million across the state between 2021–22 and 2024–25 to design, build and maintain bike-riding infrastructure and fund programs to encourage more people to ride.
“This active transport corridor will benefit residents, students and tourism operators by providing a safe route between hinterland communities, away from busy major roads.”
Mr Hunt said the community could now provide feedback on the trail’s proposed route.
“Community participation and consultation are the foundation of good decision-making, and we are committed to this process of listening to the community,” he said.
“Our previous engagement regarding the trail received 800 responses, which will help us get the project right.
“The community can now view the proposed plans and provide feedback through online interactive tools or by dropping by one of the planned public information displays and an interactive map on the TMR website is available.
|Monday 11 April 4-6pm||Beerwah Community Hall 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah|
|Tuesday 12 April 2-4pm||Glasshouse Mountains Community Hall 8 Coonowrin Rd, Glass House Mountains|