Berrinba Wetlands Park

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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)

Enjoy

  • 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.

Discover

  • 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.
Location
Wayne Goss Drive, Browns Plains
Available Facilities
are listed below
BBQ Electric
Basketball
Bike track
Fitness equipment
Picnic area
Playground
Toilets
Walking track