Ipswich Councillor David Pahlke, State Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and West Moreton Landcare's Bob Hampson celebrate the end of the Black Snake Creek restoration project.
Ipswich Councillor David Pahlke, State Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and West Moreton Landcare's Bob Hampson celebrate the end of the Black Snake Creek restoration project.

Marburg's Black Snake Creek walking trail is restored

MARBURG residents can watch the new trees grow as they walk the restored trail along Black Snake Creek.

A new 400m concrete pathway now connects the Marburg Showgrounds, Main St and homes across the western side of the Creek with a new creek crossing using existing culverts and boardwalks.

Ipswich City Council celebrated the end of the half million dollar restoration project with a community tree planting session along the creek bank on Saturday morning.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was sure Marburg residents would use the new trails.

 "This shared use pathway from John St to the showgrounds along the creek includes disability access and an area for horse riders beside the path," Cr Pisasale said.

Ipswich councillor David Pahlke said the event was a milestone in the rescue package for the Black Snake Creek.

"This plan was entirely owned by the local community via community meetings and seminars held over two years and they can be very proud of what we've accomplished working together for Marburg," Cr Pahlke said.

"We are setting about now looking at further erosion and sediment works in the coming months and also revisiting the flooding issues with the involvement of the Ipswich Rivers Improvement Trust."

The $520,000 project was funded by council and the State Government Grant through the Department of Local Government's Community Recovery and Resilience.


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