Harry Evans Park, Arana Hills - Shared pathway and playground

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Consultation has concluded

Project Update - June 2021

In October and November 2020, Moreton Bay Regional Council undertook a community survey on a proposal to construct a new shared cycle and pedestrian pathway and a new playground at Harry Evans Park, Arana Hills between Dinterra Avenue and Jane Street.

While the proposed alignment of the shared pathway had been selected to minimise impact on the native vegetation and wildlife, after extensive ecological assessment and consideration of views and advice from the community, the likely impacts on the environment were considered too great. The project will therefore take a new direction and not proceed as initially proposed.

The natural environment is important to both Council and the local community, so Council will now investigate the rehabilitation of the bushland in Harry Evans Park and remove weeds and non-native species. Residents should note that maintenance activities to protect and maintain the sewer easement and associated infrastructure may still need to occur in the future.

The demolition of the old and non-compliant scout hall near Dinterra Avenue will proceed, with the land forming part of the area to be rehabilitated. The Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club will not be without a home and will still be relocated to a brand-new building in James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya.

We would like to thank the community for their feedback on this project. Council will continue to explore further options to upgrade our active transport network and improve connectivity in The Hills District, including progressing a design study for a pedestrian bridge across Kedron Brook at Boundary Park, Everton Hills.

Project Update - June 2021

In October and November 2020, Moreton Bay Regional Council undertook a community survey on a proposal to construct a new shared cycle and pedestrian pathway and a new playground at Harry Evans Park, Arana Hills between Dinterra Avenue and Jane Street.

While the proposed alignment of the shared pathway had been selected to minimise impact on the native vegetation and wildlife, after extensive ecological assessment and consideration of views and advice from the community, the likely impacts on the environment were considered too great. The project will therefore take a new direction and not proceed as initially proposed.

The natural environment is important to both Council and the local community, so Council will now investigate the rehabilitation of the bushland in Harry Evans Park and remove weeds and non-native species. Residents should note that maintenance activities to protect and maintain the sewer easement and associated infrastructure may still need to occur in the future.

The demolition of the old and non-compliant scout hall near Dinterra Avenue will proceed, with the land forming part of the area to be rehabilitated. The Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club will not be without a home and will still be relocated to a brand-new building in James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya.

We would like to thank the community for their feedback on this project. Council will continue to explore further options to upgrade our active transport network and improve connectivity in The Hills District, including progressing a design study for a pedestrian bridge across Kedron Brook at Boundary Park, Everton Hills.