“Thank you, Chair. I rise to speak on item A and specifically the construction of the Bill Brown Reserve shared path in Fitzgibbon. This particular construction is going to actually create connectivity in between two of my communities. The Fitzgibbon Bushland sits between Bracken Ridge and Fitzgibbon itself and this path will go from Hidden World on Roghan Road, through to Telegraph Road close to where we have another large recreational hub. It will provide connectivity between those communities, the businesses and the surrounding suburbs are all embracing this, the building of this path.

Secondly, of course, there are the active travel opportunities that this will provide and a safer path for walkers and for cyclists. It is also going to create more opportunities for residents and visitors to come and enjoy the natural areas and explore on bike or on foot. Features of the track include 850 metres in length, three-metre-wide shared path. There are six culverts along it that will improve drainage and also a bridge at the Telegraph Road. There’s also going to be fencing along the path, LED lighting for safety and wayfinding and line marking. I know that the community is very excited about seeing this project getting started and I look forward to its completion and being able to walk along it myself with Lulu when that is done. Thank you, Chair.”

16 May 2023