New path links Lawnton parks

Published 12:00pm 11 June 2023

New path links Lawnton parks
Words by Jodie Powell

The missing link in a Lawnton pathway network is already proving popular with residents.

The $1.7 million walking and cycling track runs along the south of the North Pine River and includes a new bridge and 1.4km of pathway and links existing walking tracks along Mungarra Reserve and Sweeney Reserve.

The project completes the ‘missing link’ in the footpath from Ron Thomason Park to the Creekview Court in Lawnton and the North Pine Golf Club on Nelson Rd.

Mayor Peter Flannery says it’s a wonderful new community asset.

He thanked Kurongbah MP Shane King for helping push the project along.

|“One of the best parts of living in Moreton Bay is that you can have all the luxuries of living in the suburbs while having access to our spectacular local environment,” Mayor Flannery says.|

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New path links Lawnton parks

“The existing walkways along the North Pine River are well used and provide residents with a great walking and cycle track, but this project takes it to another level by providing that missing infrastructure link.

“Previously we didn’t have access to this land but we were able to acquire it from the property owner to finish off the footpath between Ron Thomason Park and Creekview Court near the One Mile Creek Golf Course.”

Mr King says this new path gives residents with more options to walk and cycle along one of Moreton Bay’s most beautiful natural assets

“I’m proud that we could help the Moreton Bay Regional Council deliver this awesome new recreational facility for local residents to stay fit and healthy while getting in touch with nature right here in their own backyard,” he says.

I’ve already seen locals out using the new walkway and cycle path, and I have no doubt it will become even more popular as more and more people discover it.”

Councillor Mick Gillam (Div 8) “says Council has started planting trees along the pathway to rehabilitate the riverbank and to give shade to pathway users in the future.

“This will not only be a great piece of recreational infrastructure for the entire community to enjoy but it will enhance the local environment with the rehabilitation work we’re doing too,” he says.

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