Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Coming to Cabbage Tree Creek in Carseldine

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The State Government will build a $1-million pedestrian and cycle bridge across Cabbage Tree Creek. The project aims to improve accessibility to the  Carseldine station, Aspley State High School, and the currently under construction Carseldine Urban Village sport and recreation precinct.

The bridge will divert pedestrians, mostly Aspley State High School students, away from nearby roads and provide a safe way for them to access transport and sporting activities

“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,” Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said in his announcement.

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“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.

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Aspley State High School Principal Jacquita Miller welcomed the announcement of a new bridge as it 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.

Construction of the project will commence later this year and is expected to be finished by early 2020. Funding will be provided through the State Government’s Growth Area and Regional Infrastructure Investment Fund amounting to $900,000 as well as an additional $100,000 coming from Queensland’s Department of Education.