Bicycle Network: Regional Routes
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Queensland)
A disused railway line runs north from Ispwich through the Brisbane Valley for over 150 km - perfect for a rail trail. Two sections of trail are now open with a total of 35 km rideable.
$3.6 million announced for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
Feb 07 Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Anna Bligh hass announced that $8.8 million had been earmarked to develop three regional recreation trails, $3.6 of which will go to a very exciting rail trail project in the Brisbane Valley.
The $3.6m aims to convert the disused Brisbane Valley Railway into a 140-kilometre recreation trail from Ipswich to Blackbutt to form the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. The Rail Trail will wind its way north from Ipswich through Fernvale, Lowood, Esk, Toogoolawah onto the Blackbutt and traverse past some spectacular scenery.
It is great news that rail trails are becoming a truly national phenomenon, congratulations to the State Government in
The $3.6 million funding includes $2.1M for track construction (earthworks and track base) fencing, erosion control, toxic site remediation, tree planting, signage and gates, and $1.2 M for bridges and road crossings.