Connectivity increased in Murphys Creek

2020-06-22T00:00:00

Lockyer Valley Regional Council has completed a new active transport route in Murphys Creek; 950 metres of footpath between Jack Court and Murphys Creek State School.

The footpath, funded by Council and the Queensland Government's Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS), has now been completed after a six-week works schedule.

Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Janice Holstein acknowledged the Scenic Valleys Regional Road and Transport Group for assisting Council to access $170,000 of funding through TIDS.

"The path is a great asset for the Murphys Creek community and will further assist residents with achieving community connectivity," she said.

"We know that the active transport network is important to our Lockyer Valley communities and I know that we will see the path being regularly used by people exercising and children walking to and from school."

The original scope of works included construction of a section of footpath and culvert that started at Jack Court and headed toward Murphys Creek State School.

The completed works also included the construction of a footpath section from the state school to join with an existing footpath which crosses the railway line and provides access to Dodts Road.

Council worked collaboratively with local contractors and staff to deliver footpath infrastructure to the value of approximately $400,000.

Cr Holstein added Council was actively working on creating more connections in the Murphys Creek footpath network.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council thanks the State Government for their $170,000 contribution through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme to this project.

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