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Russell Park Mountain Bike Trails

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Western Downs Regional Council is delivering new mountain bike trails at Russell Park which is located at the Bunya Mountains.

This new adventure experience will create exciting new recreational opportunities which will cater to all riding abilities. The trails will link up with several sites in the area including Munro's Camp, Russell Park Day Area, Bunya Mountains Outlook and Rifle Bird Park.

The project is one of several initiatives as part of Council's COVID-19 Recovery Package to secure and create jobs and enhance the liveability of the region.

Key Features:

  • Approximately 28kms of trails in total
  • Five loop trails and two link trails of varying lengths rating from easy, easy intermediate, to intermediate
  • Loops range in length from 1.4km and 7.8km
  • Designated interface points to accommodate both the mountain bike trails and the walking trails
  • Designed to preserve the natural environment, minimal footprint in the pristine Bunya Mountains locality

Project Status: Construction phase | Estimated Opening late 2022

Construction underway - Trailheads
Boyds Bay Landscaping Pty Ltd has been awarded the construction contract for the trailheads. Works are expected to start in February 2022.

Construction underway - Trails
Common Ground Trails Pty Ltd has commenced construction of the mountain biking trails.

Detailed design complete
Council has appointed Bligh Tanner to project manage the detailed design of the project, with a consortium of subject matter experts involved in the design process. Eg. World Trail designing the mountain bike trail, Greenedge Design for the landscaping aspects as well as specialists for the environmental and cultural heritage key aspects of the project.

Progress Updates:

January, 2022
Trailhead construction tender awarded by Council. Tender awarded to Boyds Bay Landscaping Pty Ltd 

August, 2021 
Trail construction tender awarded by Council. Tender awarded to Common Ground Trails Pty Ltd

July, 2020 
Design contract awarded by Council. Detailed Design awarded to Bligh Tanner

Funding Sources:

This project is jointly funded by Western Downs Regional Council and the Australian Government through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Related Documents:
Media Release: Council pedals ahead with new mountain bike trails at the Bunya Mountains 

Media Release: New mountain bike trails pedal towards construction

Media release: Mountain bike trail project reaches next construction milestone