February 23, 2021
Cyclists using the Nanango link between the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and the South Burnett Rail Trail now have no excuse not to rest up and enjoy a break in Nanango.
South Burnett Regional Council recently installed three sets of bike racks where cyclists can chain up their bikes in safety while they head off to get a coffee or snack.
There are four slots on the northern side of Drayton Street, three on the southern side and three near the Bendigo Bank corner.
Cr Roz Frohloff said the steel racks had been made by local company G3 Engineering in collaboration with Council.
They have been designed to blend in to the design of the Nanango streetscape, and when not in use can double as a bench for pedestrians.
Local cyclists, rail trail users and the Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA) have been lobbying for the installation of bicycle racks in Nanango for about two years.
Cr Frohloff said the original plan had been to build the racks out of solid timber, but this had proven to be too expensive.
The breakthrough came when Council accessed a Works For Queensland grant for the project and it was decided to approach G3 Engineering.
“The racks will encourage people to come into town. They have been deliberately located near the food outlets,” NaTDA member and keen cyclist David Kenny said.
Members of the Nanango Cycling Club joined Cr Frohloff and Mr Kenny to inspect the new racks on Tuesday morning.