No more trespassing as Urangan path opened
WALKERS taking a stroll in Urangan will be now able to cross Moolyyir Creek in a comfortable manner.
A walking path, called Urang-Urang Crossing, is now open over the creek.
Win Projects developed the path and managing director Glen Winney said it was designed in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.
"It has given locals walking path access without doing damage to inside the creeks," he said.
"Before, you had to walk through private property to get across and in high tide could not pass.
"We've also done some works on the drainage on the upper end to help the creek flow better as well.
"Trash racks have been put in to stop any rubbish into the creek."
The creek has been an occupational site of the Butchulla tribe for about 4000 years.
Butchulla man Dustyn Currie envisages the creek healing to its full potential, for future generations to enjoy.
"Given that the area was in a state of neglect, the benefits we see around here are going to certainly benefit the environment," he said.
"And it'll get more people interacting with the space and see the importance it is to us through the reminisce left behind.
"It'll take a long time to heal, but it'll be something my children will be able to enjoy."
Moolyyir Creek is part of the Community Environment Program.
Fraser Coast Regional Councillor George Seymour encourages people residing near the creek to join to help beautify the area.
"The group has already done a clean-up day, and soon it'll do some planting along the creek," he said.
The boardwalk took three weeks to complete construction.
The project was done in co-ordination with Fraser Coast Regional Council.
The official naming of the crossing was done about a year ago.