Mount Louisa Open Space Early Works Plan

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Council staff presenting at Mount Louisa Masterplan Information Session

In March 2019, Townsville City Council invited residents and the broader community to share their thoughts about the proposed Mount Louisa Open Space Masterplan.

Council received 295 submissions that have helped us understand what our community values about the future of this public open space.

Since the close of the engagement period in May 2019, Council has made the following key changes to the proposed Masterplan as a result of the valuable feedback provided by our community:

  • Proposed trail heads and access points have now been relocated away from existing residential streets
  • Proposed car parking locations (such as within Greenview and Crestbrook) have been removed and will be relocated to fringe areas to limit the increase in vehicle traffic through residential streets
  • The proposed mountain bike trail has been removed from the Early Works Plan and the focus will remain on walking tracks that complement the natural environment
  • Length of road to summit reduced to single access only from Cosgrove.

Council places high value on community feedback on all projects and the response from the community regarding Mount Louisa has directly assisted in the revision of our plans.

Council will continue to engage with the community about any future plans for Mount Louisa – to ensure it is a place designed for people, by the people who will use it.

For more detail on how community feedback has shaped the revised plans, please view the Document Library on this page.

December 2019 update

In late September 2019, the revised Early Works Plan and revised Mount Louisa Open Space Masterplan were shared with our community. These revised plans were changed to reflect the feedback received by our community earlier in the year.

The second round of engagement showed there is strong support for getting underway with the Early Works Plan that starts with a new bushwalking track from the end of Bayswater Road up towards the summit of Mount Louisa. Construction works are anticipated to commence in early 2020 – weather permitting. The tender for this project opens on Saturday 21 December 2019 and closes 5pm Friday 24 January 2020. All tender documents can be accessed and downloaded from tenderlink.com/townsville.


April 2020 update

Council as a result of the community consultation will be proceeding with the installation of the Early Works Plan that will provide a new bushwalking track from the end of Bayswater Road up towards the summit of Mount Louisa.

Bushwalking track indicated by aqua-blue line; image supplied for illustrative purposes only.

Construction works are anticipated to commence Tuesday 14 April 2020 and take around 14 weeks to complete – weather permitting.

Works may involve:

  • Operation of machinery
  • Flashing lights, construction traffic
  • Noise and dust

Project updates will be provided through to all registered interested stakeholders as Council progress throughout this exciting project.

Normal works hours are 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 2pm on Saturday. In exceptional cases, work may be required outside these hours as advised above.

Council has appointed JMac Construction to carry out these works.

Council thanks you for your contribution to shaping our parks and open spaces.


Council staff presenting at Mount Louisa Masterplan Information Session

In March 2019, Townsville City Council invited residents and the broader community to share their thoughts about the proposed Mount Louisa Open Space Masterplan.

Council received 295 submissions that have helped us understand what our community values about the future of this public open space.

Since the close of the engagement period in May 2019, Council has made the following key changes to the proposed Masterplan as a result of the valuable feedback provided by our community:

  • Proposed trail heads and access points have now been relocated away from existing residential streets
  • Proposed car parking locations (such as within Greenview and Crestbrook) have been removed and will be relocated to fringe areas to limit the increase in vehicle traffic through residential streets
  • The proposed mountain bike trail has been removed from the Early Works Plan and the focus will remain on walking tracks that complement the natural environment
  • Length of road to summit reduced to single access only from Cosgrove.

Council places high value on community feedback on all projects and the response from the community regarding Mount Louisa has directly assisted in the revision of our plans.

Council will continue to engage with the community about any future plans for Mount Louisa – to ensure it is a place designed for people, by the people who will use it.

For more detail on how community feedback has shaped the revised plans, please view the Document Library on this page.

December 2019 update

In late September 2019, the revised Early Works Plan and revised Mount Louisa Open Space Masterplan were shared with our community. These revised plans were changed to reflect the feedback received by our community earlier in the year.

The second round of engagement showed there is strong support for getting underway with the Early Works Plan that starts with a new bushwalking track from the end of Bayswater Road up towards the summit of Mount Louisa. Construction works are anticipated to commence in early 2020 – weather permitting. The tender for this project opens on Saturday 21 December 2019 and closes 5pm Friday 24 January 2020. All tender documents can be accessed and downloaded from tenderlink.com/townsville.


April 2020 update

Council as a result of the community consultation will be proceeding with the installation of the Early Works Plan that will provide a new bushwalking track from the end of Bayswater Road up towards the summit of Mount Louisa.

Bushwalking track indicated by aqua-blue line; image supplied for illustrative purposes only.

Construction works are anticipated to commence Tuesday 14 April 2020 and take around 14 weeks to complete – weather permitting.

Works may involve:

  • Operation of machinery
  • Flashing lights, construction traffic
  • Noise and dust

Project updates will be provided through to all registered interested stakeholders as Council progress throughout this exciting project.

Normal works hours are 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 2pm on Saturday. In exceptional cases, work may be required outside these hours as advised above.

Council has appointed JMac Construction to carry out these works.

Council thanks you for your contribution to shaping our parks and open spaces.