Wayne Goss Drive, Browns Plains
Facilities and activities
- Barbecue (electric)
- Ideal wedding location
- Picnic area
- Toilets (including wheelchair toilets)
- Walking track
About the park
Explore SouthWest 1 and the Berrinba Wetlands, 80 hectares of natural beauty and recreational facilities. There are 430,000 new native plants, 100 nesting boxes for birds, possums and gliders, and 8 km of walking tracks for everyone to enjoy.
Get close to nature and learn more about the natural environment at Berrinba. SouthWest 1 highlights the best of local flora and fauna, with a key focus on preserving the environment for future generations. It is a nature lover's haven in the heart of Logan.
View enlarged Berrinba Wetlands Walkways Map (PDF 1343 KB)
- 8.5 km of walkways and bike tracks.
- An interpretive centre featuring interactive LCD screens and viewing platform.
- Five substantial bridges providing safe human movement around the entire site. The bridge rails can collapse in times of flood to minimise debris build-up.
- A large variety of bird and animal species living right in our own backyard.
- 100 nesting boxes have been placed for birds, possums and gliders in the wetlands and wireless cameras can be installed for research projects if required.
- 430,000 Australian native plants including 20,000 shrubs and trees.
- Bridge 4's 80 metre span (including elevated approaches) over the Scrubby Creek floodplain. It is 28 metres high and one of the highlights of the site.
- The tributaries flowing through the wetlands.
- Waterways up to 12 metres deep in some parts.
Preserving by design
- Only 40 hectares of the 120 hectare site is being developed. The remaining 80 hectares are being protected and rehabilitated.
- The wetlands are man-made, created by sand and mining operations after World War II, and have largely remained untouched since the 1990s.
- No pathway has been placed through the Wallum Froglet's habitat to ensure its future.
- Non-native trees have been cleared, leaving natural bush and regrowth to encourage the return of native wildlife.
- Each allotment in the high quality, clean, green industrial estate has a rainwater runoff facility (provided by Logan City Council as part of standard services).
- All buildings are being designed to maximise environmental sustainability.
- Energy efficiencies are required in all development designs to minimise the amount of electricity required.
- Each allotment can potentially have future access to recycled water, to be used for landscaping and industrial use.