Alphington Link

Planning is currently underway for a local Alphington connection to provide the community with safer cycling options and local access to the Darebin Creek Trail.

Project background - March 2021

The Victorian Government is developing plans and designs to deliver a direct connection from Alphington to the Darebin Creek Trail - the Alphington Link. 

The new path will provide a direct link to the Darebin Trail and access to over 600km of paths across Melbourne. 

Progress is continuing to be made on Alphington Link, and detailed analysis of the project area is currently underway.

At present, further planning steps are required and that these will take time.

We will be reconnecting with key stakeholders, once information is collated, to provide the latest details on the project in 2021.

The location

We’re currently investigating design options to connect Alphington with the Darebin Creek Trail. Currently, Alphington residents access the Darebin Creek Trail via Sparks Reserve in Ivanhoe or from the other end of the trail in Kew East. For local Alphington residents, accessing the Darebin Creek Trail involves travelling along the busy Heidelberg Road.

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Benefits of the local Alphington Link

The local link will provide the local community of Alphington more direct and safer access to the Darebin Creek Trail and subsequently the network of other trails. 

Cycling/walking trails encourage people to participate in recreational cycling and hiking as well as making it safer and more enjoyable to commute to work and exercise.

Shared-use trails provide benefits to a broad demographic, including families, school children, older people and people with disabilities.   

Community involvement

Planning and design work are progressing, to deliver this important link for the local community. We expect to engage with the community later in 2021.  

Contact us

To find out more about the project please contact us. 

Email:  [email protected]

Write:  Alphington Link, VicRoads, 12 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East 3151

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