Burwood Highway Shared Path, Wantirna South

We're building a new, all-weather off-road connection from Morack Road to the Eastlink Trail.

Project update - March 2021

To allow us to complete important water main work, we’ll be closing the inbound left lane on Burwood Highway between Mountain Highway and Morack Road from Monday 15 March - late June 2021. 

To keep motorists and our workers safe, the inbound left lane will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until the works have been completed. 

To make things safer, we'll also be installing temporary barriers through the work zone. 

A safer speed limit of 40km/h will be in place between the hours of 7am and 5.30pm.

Outside of work hours, the speed will be 60km/h. 

If Burwood Highway is a part of your journey, please plan ahead and allow extra travel time.

About the project

We're building a new shared use path along Burwood Highway from Morack Road, Vermont South to the Eastlink trail in Wantirna South.

The $5.7 million project will deliver an 800m all-weather off-road path featuring a new bridge over Dandenong Creek - providing a safe off-road route for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Burwood Highway shared use path enhances the local cycling corridor and will connect the EastLink Trail and the Dandenong Creek Trail. 

The new path is being funded by the Victorian Government through the $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrian Program which was set up to protect our most vulnerable road users and encourage active modes of transport. 

Burwood Highway shared path

View a larger version of the shared path map 

artist water colour impression of Burwood Highway Bridge Shared User Path

View a larger version of artist’s impression of the new off-road shared path along Burwood Highway in Wantirna South [JPG 7.9Mb]

Project Benefits

The benefits of the new shared path will include:

  • an important all-weather, off-road route for pedestrians and cyclists between the Eastlink Trail and Dandenong Creek Trail
  • a direct link to the existing shared use path along Burwood Highway towards Westfield Knox
  • a major link for Melbourne’s cycling corridors, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to travel off-road on the Carrum to Warburton Trail.

Community involvement

This shared use path has been advocated for by local council and local bicycle user groups.  

When we presented the concept designs to the community in 2019, We received strong support for the new path - with many community members telling us that they’ll be encouraged to cycle more often, particularly in wet conditions, when the new path is built.

The feedback has been vital, with it informing  the final design. 

Considering the natural environment

We understand and share the value the community places on trees and the environment, which is why we have taken the utmost care to minimise the need to remove trees and shrubs.  

While we have taken special care to design the path to minimise tree loss and protect the natural environment, to construct the new bridge we do need to remove 12 medium sized eucalyptus trees. 

We are mindful of making sure there is minimal impact on trees and vegetation. Any that may require removal will be approached with care, to fully protect the broader environment.   

Get in touch

For more information about the project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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