Bridging the gap in the Myall Creek path
A LARGE part of the Myall Creek revitalisation project was dropped into place on Thursday morning.
Residents on their morning walk stopped to watch as a new bridge was lowered over the trees and into place.
The brand-new pedestrian bridge over Myall Creek marks a major milestone as part of Western Downs Regional Council’s continued commitment to delivering new lifestyle opportunities for residents and visitors in the Western Downs.
The new 15.3 metre-long steel girder bridge structure has been lifted into place near Amos Street, as part of a vision to reinvent the area as a key recreational hub, encouraging more people to head outdoors and enjoy their local park facilities.
Western Downs Regional Council mayor Paul McVeigh said the bridge installation was part of a suite of works to revitalise the area as a key events and recreational space.
“This new bridge will give residents and visitors another opportunity to explore our fantastic region, offering a new crossing point over Myall Creek that is wheelchair accessible and suitable for pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr McVeigh said.
Spokeswoman for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said works continued around the toy library site, with the full completion of the Myall Creek vision planned for the end of February.
“This stage of works includes rehabilitating the old brick pump house and installing new timber decking, feature lighting and shade structures,” Mrs Tillman said.
“The suite of upgrades also includes the installation of footpaths, shade structures, picnic tables, seating, a new water bubbler, and new gardens and trees.”
This stage of the works, totalling $2.026 million, has been 50 per cent funded by State Government’s local government grants and subsidies program.