In October of last year, Moreton Bay Regional Council unveiled a plan 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. This pathway would have ultimately connected with the popular Kedron Brook Bikeway.
However, with environmental considerations in mind, Council has decided to not proceed with the proposed shared pathway and playground.
‘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,’ Mayor Peter Flannery stated.
Council are investigating the rehabilitation of the bushland in Harry Evans Park and looking to remove weeds and non-native species.
As outlined in the initial proposal, the demolition of the old scout hall near Dinterra Avenue, that was home to the Golden Valley Keperra Lions will still proceed. This land will also form part of the area to be rehabilitated. It should be noted that the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club will not be without a roof over thier head as they will still be relocating to a brand-new den at James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya.