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A walking, hiking and riding trail from Logan Village to Yarrabilba is now a step closer.
Logan City Council has committed $1.25 million over the next two years towards the total project budget of $2.5m as detailed planning of the trail nears completion.
The 3.5km trail will be built on a disused rail spur line, which was transferred to Council as road reserve. It is flanked mostly by natural bushland.
Delivery of the rail trail was a key priority project identified from the Logan Village Forum hosted by Council in March 2018.
Feedback from the forum indicated there would be significant economic benefits for Logan Village through a direct connection with the growing and neighbouring community of Yarrabilba.
Preparations for the trail have been significant and included a comprehensive feasibility study.
Council’s $2 million Logan Village Implementation Fund in June 2018 also included an allowance for design of the trail, but not construction.
In April last year, a further $200,000 funding grant was secured through the State Government’s Rail Trail Local Government Grants (RTLGG) program to finalise the feasibility study and detailed design of the trail.
The additional funding by Council in the 2020/2021 Budget towards construction of the project – combined with the study and design preparations – is expected to put the proposed trail in a good position to be eligible for State and Federal funding opportunities as a pandemic recovery capital works project.
This article first appeared on www.miragenews.com
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