Toowoomba Regional Council is planning to make recreational improvements to Black Gully Linear Corridor Park in Newtown and Captain Cook Recreation Reserve in Wilsonton.

The project aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to visit and stay longer in these areas.

Potential improvements may include features such as new shared pathways for walking and cycling, additional play/recreational opportunities, shade for playgrounds, improved picnic facilities, improved lighting and car parking and additional trees and landscaping.

Have your say

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during November and December 2023 about future improvements to the area.

We received some fantastic suggestions. Here’s the top changes the community would like to see in order of preference:

  1. new or improved pathways
  2. new shaded areas, particularly over park equipment and amenities
  3. new or improved lighting
  4. improved picnic and barbeque facilities
  5. improved toilet amenities
  6. improvements and/or an extension to the disc golf course
  7. improved play opportunities for younger children
  8. improved play opportunities for older children
  9. improvements to the dog off-leash area
  10. improvements to the exercise hub.

We’re currently reviewing all feedback and will use community ideas to guide the development of a draft master plan for the area.

You’ll have an opportunity to review and comment on the draft master plan from mid-2024. Further information will be provided closer to the date.

An overview of project stages is depicted below.

All park upgrade works will be subject to available capital funding and Council priorities.