Gordonvale heritage trail
- Type of work: Footpath & Cycleway Works
- Suburb: Gordonvale
- Work period (anticipated): 12:00am 26/10/2020 to 12:00am 26/02/2021
- Description: A “heritage trail” will be built, linking Greenpatch Campground to Norman Park.
- Likely impacts: Noise; Dust
- Location: Greenpatch campground to Norman Park
- Status: Open
Works are scheduled to commence on the construction of a “heritage trail” linking the newly upgraded Greenpatch Campground to Norman Park in Gordonvale.
Gordonvale is rich and diverse in history and this project proposes to showcase the culture and heritage of the area through interpretive signage, landscaping and furnishings along the length of a new 2.5m wide concrete pathway.
The new pathway will cross over the cane rail line and run parallel with Mill Street to the corner of Mill and Cannon Streets. A new landscaped garden (“Mill Gardens”) will be established south of the Gordonvale Railway Station, on the eastern side of Mill Street.
Mill Gardens will feature attractive landscaping, seating, pathways and a viewing area over the Mulgrave Mill, as well as interpretive signage outlining the history of the Mill and the sugar production process.
Upgrades will also be undertaken on the Cannon Street / Mill Street corner of Norman Park. This corner treatment will include landscaped build outs into the roadway to provide crossing points and connecting pathways between the trail and Norman Park.
It was originally proposed to incorporate the historic entry gates to the Mulgrave Mill (known as the Draper Gates) as a prominent entry point for the heritage trail to Greenpatch however this will no longer occur as part of this project.
Weather permitting, stage one works will start mid-November. Stage two works near St Michael’s School will be undertaken during school holidays. It is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete the project.
In order to construct the new path, some tree removal and trimming may be necessary however this will be limited as much as possible.
The project is funded by the Queensland Government’s “Works for Queensland Program”.