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Some good news from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

After flood damage caused the closure of the Moore - Linville section earlier this year it is now open again.

And while not officially re-opened, the Fernvale - Lowood section is also safe to use again. This was closed during construction of a water pipeline last year. Somerset Council is ensuring that the new trail surface is the same if not better than before the construction.

And finally the unveiling of new purpose built horse yards at Linville is to occur this Sunday 25th May. Refer press release below.

For more information on the trail including a map, see our trail description.

Office of Urban management Press Release

Wayne Wendt, MP, Member for Ipswich West and Chair of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Steering Committee will officially open the new purpose built horse yards at the historic Linville Station on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) at 10am Sunday 25 May.

The opening is part of a day of activities planned by members of the Linville community to celebrate another landmark in the Brisbane Valley and a new asset to complement the upgraded facilities at Linville Station as part of the BVRT project.

In 2006, the Queensland Government recognised that horse riding has long been a part of Queensland’s lifestyle and promised to provide access and facilities for horse riders throughout the state.

The Living the Queensland Lifestyle election commitments also promised to deliver a South East Queensland Outdoor Recreation Strategy and three regional recreation trails aimed at making even greater use of the region’s great outdoors.

Recreation trails provide a broad range of social, tourism and health benefits to the region’s growing population.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is part of the Queensland Governments significant investment in outdoor recreation in SEQ and due to some smart thinking, the provision of horseriding facilities on the BVRT, will also deliver improved facilities to users of the Bicentennial National Trail which crosses the BVRT at Benarkin.