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Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail - Trail Description

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Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: South of Brisbane, 40km from Brisbane
Start/end: Bethania to Beaudesert
Status: Possible
Length open: 0km
Public transport: Train
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Scenery along the rail corridor (2009)
Scenery along the rail corridor (2009)
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Features

  • This proposed 43km long rail trail would provide valuable recreational and commuting link for locals and a great attraction for visitors from Brisbane and beyond.
  • The first stage will actually be a 3km spur from Logan Village to Yarrabilba

Description

This trail is not yet open.

The Beaudesert to Bethania Rail Trail Support Group was formed in early 2009 to gather community, local government and state government support for this proposal. Several well attended meetings were held and a Business Case was prepared highlighting many benefits.

However, Logan City Council subsequently chose not to sub-lease the disused rail corridor to enable the trail to be established.

In 2019 a Friends of the Trail group, initiated meetings with Logan City Council and Transport & Main Roads (Qld) then submitted a proposal to Logan City Council for a 10.5 km Rail Trail from Bethania Station to Logan Village along the northern section of the disused 34 km Bethania to Beaudesert Rail corridor.

Background Information

The railway from Bethania Junction to Beaudesert was fully opened in 1885. Queensland Rail closed the line in 1996. Several other lines were constructed off this line, including one to Canungra which served Camp Cable during WWII. However these closed in the 1940's and 1950's.

In 2019, Logan City Council sought and received State Government Rail Trail Local Government Grants (RTLGG) program funding for the feasibility and design of a 3.2 km shared recreation trail from Logan Village to Yarrabilba along the disused Canungra Spur Line.

In July 2020 Council included $1.25M in their budget as a contribution for the construction of this sealed recreation trail. More recently the State Government announced a further $2M contribution to construct this trail, provided it is completed by 30 June 2021.

Logan City Council also submitted an EOI for funding under the State Government’s Rail Trail Local Government Grants (RTLGG) program in 2019 to fund the feasibility and design of the 10.5 km Rail Trail from Bethania Station to Logan Village along the northern section of the disused Bethania to Beaudesert rail corridor. The outcome of this funding has not yet been finalised; however, if successful, this will enable a Rail Trail link from Bethania Station to Yarrabilba via Logan Village to open up many recreation and commuting opportunities for locals and visitors.

Links

Click here for an extract from the Yarrabilba Bulletin (Feb 2020 edition, back page) relating to the history of the Canungra Spur line.

August 2020

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Contact Us About This Trail

Email or click here: qld@railtrails.org.au.

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News

News

The Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail (Qld) detailed design and feasibility study has been completed

(Posted: 15/08/20)

Funding of $1.25 million over two years has been set aside in Queensland's Logan City Council’s 2020/2021 Budget to progress the project as detailed planning of the trail nears completion.

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Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail

(Posted: 19/03/11)

Come and join the rally to add your support for the Bethania to Beaudesert rail trail.

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Second Public Meeting for Beaudesert to Bethania Rail Trail Proposal (Qld)

(Posted: 22/03/09)

Following the progress made since the first meeting a second public meeting will be held on Sunday 5th April to help establish a rail trail along the old Bethania-Beaudesert railway line. More...

Public Meeting for Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail (SE Qld)

(Posted: 28/01/09)

A public meeting will be held on Sunday 1st February to gauge community interest in establishing a rail trail along the old Bethania-Beaudesert railway line. More...