The community will be given the chance to have their say and determine the future use of a parcel of land on Priors Pocket Road Moggill, after Brisbane City Council purchased the land last year.
Pullenvale Ward Councillor, Greg Adermann said letters would be sent to residents in the Moggill area in the week commencing 7th December which would outline a concept developed by Council with the opportunity to provide feedback.
Cr Adermann said Council purchased the land located between 481 and 551 Priors Pocket Road at the bend of the Brisbane River, with the intention of creating a new park. The includes the 10.7 hectare block of land in addition to the 18.9 hectare lake.
It is proposed that the eastern side of the site would provide bushland habitat including the restoration of an endangered regional ecosystem. It would also provide shared trail access for walking, horse riding, and bike riding along a network of designed fire management trails.
The western side of the land provides for a general recreational hub focused on water access and views and is proposed to include picnic facilities. It is also proposed that the tidal lake which connects to the river could include a boardwalk, pontoon, fishing deck or a boat ramp.
Cr Adermann stressed the concept was a starting point and not the final plan.
“We are very interested in the views of the local community about what other features could potentially be included,” he said.
C Adermann said in addition to this project, Council would soon be installing a lockable gate on Priors Pocket Road, about 500 metres from the end of the road.
“The decision to install a gate at this location follows concerns raised with me by local police about hooning activity occurring on that section of road after hours,” he said.
“The gate will be locked each night at 7pm and re-opened at 7am the following day to enable access to the area at the end of the road near the river.”
this location follows concerns raised with me by local Police about hooning activity occurring on that section of road after hours.
“The gate will be locked each night at 7pm and re-opened at 7am the following day to enable access to the area at the end of the road near the river,” Cr. Adermann said.