Minnippi Parklands shared path project
Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise works on the Minnippi Parklands shared path in Cannon Hill are complete and the path is now open for use. Works for the Minnippi Parklands shared path started in late January 2022 and were completed in late June 2022.
|Address||Minnippi Parklands, Cannon Hill|
|Project outcomes||Improve active transport, connectivity and safety|
Construction is now complete and the path is open to the public
About the project
The Minnippi Parklands shared path connects Wynnum Road and Creek Road, along the northern boundary of the Cannon Hill Bushland Reserve and provides more recreational opportunities and improves connectivity for the local community.
The project is part of a proposed larger network of paths in and around Cannon Hill to help encourage more residents and visitors to explore our city by bike and on foot.
- Create more opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy our natural areas and explore our city by bike or on foot.
- Provide more active transport opportunities by connecting to the broader active transport network.
- Improve safety for people walking and riding.
- Improve access to local services and amenities.
The project features include:
- Constructing a 1.2-kilometre-long shared path along the northern boundary of the Cannon Hill Bushland Reserve
- Installing line marking and wayfinding signage to connect with the local bikeway network and amenities.
- Installing a 45-metre-long elevated structure to protect six large trees from being removed and allow emergency and maintenance vehicles access to the bushland reserve.
- Planting 289 new trees and 2750 plants and groundcover vegetation in and around the Minnippi Parklands area, along with 25 new fauna boxes and 318 tonnes of recycled materials used to minimise environmental impacts from the project.
This project was made possible through $4.1 million funding from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
As part of the planning process, Council completed flora and fauna surveys to inform the project design and help ensure environmental impacts are minimised as much as possible. The surveys determined the project will not have a significant impact on the koala population and it is unlikely to adversely affect habitat crucial to the survival of koalas in the reserve.
We identified 39 trees, including some weed species and dead trees, as well as some other minor vegetation that was required to be removed to facilitate the project. At the completion of the project, 289 new trees and over 2750 plants were planted in the Minnippi Parklands area as well as groundcover vegetation.
Additionally, we retained tree hollows and provided nest boxes for local fauna such as squirrel gliders, wherever possible, and worked with a specialist to locate the hollows and nest boxes within the bushland reserve.
All vegetation removal and planting was carried out in accordance with Council policies. This was in addition to compliance with the relevant legislation and environmental guidelines, including having a fauna spotter onsite during all vegetation removal.
To minimise impacts to local fauna such as squirrel gliders, lighting was not installed along the pathway.
Download the project documents in your preferred format:
- Project plan – Minnippi Parklands shared path – December 2021 (PDF - 4.5Mb)
- Project plan – Minnippi Parklands shared path – December 2021 (Word - 1.8Mb).
If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:
- call the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
- call Council’s Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888 (24 hours)
- email email@example.com
- write to:
Minnippi Parklands shared path project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4011.