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Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail - Stages 1 & 2

The Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail is a 10.5km dedicated walking and cycling trail situated along a disused rail corridor between Caboolture and Wamuran

  • Type/Category

    Community
  • Client

    Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Location

    Caboolture
  • Project Value

    $2.2M

Disciplines/Services

  • Planning
  • Landscape

The trail head (entrance) is located in Caboolture and consists of a tree lined park with cycling facilities, rest areas, shelters, landscaping and wayfinding signs. The project focuses on the rich history of the area, and the importance the railway has played in forming and influencing the local people and their way of life, from the logging era at the turn of last century to 1964 when the railway was decommissioned. The WCG Landscape Team were awarded the contract to design Stage 1 of the project, which is the first 4km section from Beerburrum Rd in Caboolture to Moodlu, and a crossing at County Drive. After the successful completion of Stage 1 WCG were awarded Stage 2 which includes the trail head at Atwood St and associated wayfinding signage.

The WCG Value add

Landscape

  • Concept through to detailed design of landscape elements of the trail head, road crossovers, culvert bridges, and trail.
  • Coordination of subconsultants including engineers, environmental scientists, architects and planners.
  • Incorporated historic elements into the contemporary design to highlight the rich history of the area whilst maintaining a modern design aesthetic.
  • Worked closely with Council to enable design outcomes that were positive and in line with desired project outcomes. High end finishes have been paired with lush tropical planting to develop stylish spaces. The materials have been chosen to highlight the colour and texture of the plant selection. Feature materials such as copper and patterned tiling have been used to increase the visual appeal. The landscape will complement the architectural features, increasing the users’ experience and maximising comfort through light and shade.

Planning

  • Re-use / redevelopment of the former rail corridor
  • Publicly accessible cyclist & pedestrian path, car parking, bicycle parking, sheltered rest areas, and ancillary facilities.
  • State and Local Government involvement
  • Recommendations for highest and best use and any triggered referrals
  • Concept and detailed design of Rail Trail (staged)

Environment

  • Protected Plants – High Risk Area’ suitability assessment