The Queensland Government is investing $8.8 million over five years to develop three new regional recreation trails. The trails were identified in Active Trails–A Strategy for Regional Trails in South East Queensland as part of a regional trails network for South East Queensland. The trails will provide opportunities for residents and visitors to explore and experience some of South East Queensland’s most scenic landscapes.
The Boonah to Ipswich Trail will be a 74 kilometre multi-use recreation trail connecting the communities of Ipswich and Boonah. The trail will also connect to the 40 kilometre network of multi-use and single-use recreation trails developed as part of the Wyaralong Dam precinct and Ipswich City Council’s Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate, including Hardings Paddock picnic area and Flinders Plum picnic areas.
This plan for the Boonah to Ipswich Trail has been formulated using the draft SEQ Active Trails Implementation Guidelines 1–A guideline for non-motorised, multi-use, land-based trail development and planning for local governments and trail planners.
Considerations included in this plan include: trail design, worklist for construction, trail management and maintenance, emergency response plan, and maps.