Another tick off the list for Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails

Published: 27 Jul 2021

Council is about to breathe new life into the Cattle Creek Mill Administration Building with exciting refurbishment works starting on Monday (August 2).

Located in the township of Finch Hatton, the building was identified as a key asset for the proposed Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trail’s Finch Hatton trailhead site.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the refurbishment of the Cattle Creek Mill Administration Building was another tick off the to-do-list for the Mountain Bike Trails project.

“The commencement of these works takes us one step closer to having the trailheads up and running for our region,” Mayor Williamson said.

“The building will play a key role in shaping what the final Finch Hatton trailhead site looks like.”

Local contractor, BH Building was awarded the $348,000 contract to refurbish the existing building.

The refurbishment work includes the removal of asbestos, external and internal improvements including a new roof and windows, and painting.

Mayor Williamson said a dilapidated toilet attached to the existing building would also be demolished, with a new separate amenities block expected to be built when the trailhead is finalised.

“An exciting aspect of the project includes reinstating the original building signage as well as revitalising the existing fa├žade to pay homage to the building’s history.”

The works are expected to take about 18 weeks to complete, depending on availability of materials.

Residents and businesses in the area are not expected to be impacted by any of the associated works.

For more information on the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails visit the Connecting Mackay website.