20 August 2016
The latest milestone in the Brassall Bikeway project was marked today with the official opening of stage four.
Ipswich City Infrastructure and Emergency Management Chairperson Councillor Cheryl Bromage and Ipswich West MP Jim Madden joined local cycling enthusiasts to open the newest section of the popular bikeway.
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the Queensland Government provided $1.5 million in funding assistance through the 2015-16 Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.
“I know the community is just as excited as we are to see stage four now open,” Mr Bailey said.
“As part of our program, we have committed more than $5 million towards the four stages of the Brassall Bikeway.
“We are proud to work in partnership with Ipswich City Council to encourage more people to cycle more often.”
Cr Bromage was pleased to join local cycling enthusiasts to open the new section of the bikeway.
“It is an honour to officially open stage four of the Brassall Bikeway which links the bikeway between Gregory Street, Wulkuraka to Diamantina Boulevard, Brassall,” Cr Bromage said.
“The 2.8km stage four extension continues the high quality 3m wide concrete bikeway and connects it to future residential growth areas as well as to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.
“Stage four works included the installation of three 25m steel truss bridges as well as LED path lighting and landscaping works.
“I would like to thank the state government for its ongoing support of the Brassall Bikeway project which is providing Ipswich residents and the wider community with quality facilities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
“The Brassall Bikeway has been a signature project for Ipswich since stage one was officially opened in 2009 and it continues to grow in popularity. I encourage locals to give it a go.”
Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said the government was committed to investing in cycling infrastructure to make it easier and safer for more people to ride bikes.
“This is another example of how we are contributing to cycling infrastructure in the community,” Mr Madden said.
“Our aim is to help deliver a safer, direct and connected regional cycle network. This new link is doing just that for the Brassall and wider Ipswich community.”
Stage four of the Brassall Bikeway was jointly funded by council and the state government.