Coming Soon: New Shared Path at Bill Brown Reserve in Fitzgibbon

Bill Brown Reserve in Fitzgibbon will soon have an 850-metre-long shared route that will connect Telegraph Road and Roghan Road and key points in the area. 

“This new shared path will improve connectivity between key recreational hubs on Telegraph Road and Roghan Road, including the Bill Brown Sports Reserve Netball Courts, Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre, Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza and BMX facility and Hidden World Playground and dog park,” Brisbane City Council’s website said.

Six carefully located culverts will be installed as part of the project, allowing for effective drainage and preventing any water-related problems along the trail. Additionally, a dedicated bridge crossing will traverse the nearby river over Telegraph Road, giving bikes and pedestrians a convenient and safe route. 

The project aims to make the area more accessible and enjoyable for both locals and visitors.

Underway: New Shared Path Project at Bill Brown Reserve in Fitzgibbon
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The project’s execution places a priority on environmental preservation. Whilst some trees along the path will be cut down, this choice is balanced by a careful effort to transplant native trees in the neighbourhood.

By nurturing the native flora and animals, this dedication guarantees the preservation of the area’s natural beauty.

The design of the shared walkway also places a high priority on convenience and safety. The entire route will have LED path lighting installed, providing users with a well-lit and secure environment at night.

The addition of navigational signage and distinct line markings will make it easier for bicycles and pedestrians to navigate the path, reducing any confusion that might develop.

Fencing will be erected along the shared path to maintain safety within the reserve, safeguarding users and enhancing the entire experience.

Work on this groundbreaking shared route project began in May 2023 with a target completion date of late 2023, subject to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Like any major project, there can be some temporary difficulties for nearby homeowners and onlookers. During this time, more vehicle movements, dust, and noise are to be expected.

During the development of the new connecting pathway, there may be brief lane restrictions on some sections of Telegraph Road. To help pedestrians, bikers, and automobiles navigate the area safely, the project management will put in place the necessary signage and traffic controllers.

Published 31-July-2023