After months of pushing hard with our community campaign to create a safe crossing over Cabbage Tree Creek, I am very happy to announce that a $1 million pedestrian and cycle bridge will be built across Cabbage Tree Creek – improving accessibility to the $6.5 million Carseldine Urban Village sport and recreation precinct, which is currently under construction.
The bridge will divert locals - particularly our kids who attend Aspley State High - away from nearby roads and give them safe, direct access to sporting activities and transport. we know that students and residents regularly use a water pipe to cross the creek, or they walk along the busy Dorville and Beams Roads.
Soon though, they’ll be able to walk or cycle across a new footbridge, allowing them to move seamlessly between the school, the sports fields and Carseldine train station. The new bridge will also connect to existing cycling infrastructure around Cabbage Tree Creek.
The proposal includes lighting, so we’ll have a better and safer integration of the school, the village precinct and the broader community, and we’ll see more people on their bikes, using public transport, and taking advantage of our green space, which is a real win for the community.
The project will be funded through the Palaszczuk Government’s Growth Area and Regional Infrastructure Investment Fund ($900,000), with the additional $100,000 coming from Queensland’s Department of Education. Construction on the bridge is set to commence in late 2019 and will take approximately three months to complete (excluding offsite fabrication).