New Kooralbyn walking trail officially opened

OPEN TRAIL: Auntie Ruby cuts the ribbon on the Kooralbyn Connection Trail with Cr Michael Enright, volunteer Mano Arumugam, Kooralbyn Chamber of Commerce president Cheryl Worsick and Cr Greg Christensen. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

OPEN TRAIL: Auntie Ruby cuts the ribbon on the Kooralbyn Connection Trail with Cr Michael Enright, volunteer Mano Arumugam, Kooralbyn Chamber of Commerce president Cheryl Worsick and Cr Greg Christensen. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

REPRESENTATIVES from Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Kooralbyn Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Aboriginal elder Auntie Ruby as she cut the ribbon on a new pedestrian access trail.

The trail was cleared by volunteers with the permission of land owner Ian Barry and  opened on April 14 at before the Fire on Water celebrations began. 

Mayor Greg Christensen and councillor Michael Enright were both on hand to officiate and also to thank the volunteers and encourage the community to make use of the walking track.

After the trail was declared open, local residents accompanied Auntie Ruby as she walked the trail and enjoyed the beautiful views and peaceful rest areas along the way.

The trail runs from Kooralbyn Road near Boomerang Drive to the village hub near Billabong Park and provides a safer pathway for residents walking or cycling to and from the local shops and cafes.