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$1 Million Pedestrian Bridge – Cabbage Tree Creek, Carseldine


The State Government has announced a pedestrian and cycle bridge will be built across Cabbage Tree Creek to improving accessibility to the $6.5 million sport and recreation precinct within the Carseldine Urban Village and provide improved pedestrian connection for school students.

Bart Mellish, Member for Aspley outlined how the bridge will provide a safe alternative access directly to the sporting activities and transport.

“While it is discouraged, 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.” Mr Mellish said.

Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning praised the local member for securing the bridge for his community. “Bart Mellish has listened to the people of Carseldine and fought hard to get this bridge built.” “Construction will kick off later this year, with works to support three jobs.” Mr Dick said.

State Government Funding
– $900,000 from the Growth Area and Regional Infrastructure Investment Fund
– $100,000 and land from the Department of Education

Grace Grace, Minister for Education contributed $100,000 towards the project, as well as the small amount of land required. “I’m pleased that this bridge will provide a safe link for students to travel between Aspley State High School and the new sports fields,” Ms Grace said.

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Approved – Carseldine Urban Village Masterplan & Stage 1
Construction to commence – $6.5 Million Sporting Precinct, Carseldine Urban Village

Jacquita Miller, Aspley State High School Principal outlined her support for Queensland Government’s funding for the new bridge. “This new bridge will create an opportunity to supplement the school’s current sports facilities with the new Carseldine Urban Village sports precinct during major sporting carnivals”. “It will also encourage students to take part in extra-curricular sporting activities outside of what the school offers, enhancing a healthy lifestyle and broadening their community connections.” Ms Miller said

April to June 2019 – Tender
Late 2019 – Construction of bridge
Early 2020 – Bridge opening

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Source: Information, Drawings and Images
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Google Aerial and Streetview
Media Statement – New $1 million footbridge a win for the Carseldine community
Images: Bart Mellish MP

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