Burwood Highway Shared Use Path, Wantirna South

We're building a new off-road connection from Eastlink to Dandenong Creek.

The Victorian Government is investing $100 million into the Safer Cyclist and Pedestrian Fund, to protect our most vulnerable road users and encourage active modes of transport.

As part of this investment, we are building a new shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians in Wantirna South.

Project background

The existing boardwalk on northern side of Burwood Highway that currently forms this connection is only two metres wide and is closed periodically in adverse weather conditions as it can become wet and slippery. The boardwalk is not formally recognised as a bike path, which means cyclists are required to dismount to use the boardwalk for safety reasons. 

About the project

Planning is currently underway for a new 800 metre off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians in Wantirna South, that will link the Dandenong Creek Trail at Morack Road to the EastLink shared-use path in Wantirna.

The $4 million project will be constructed on the southern side of Burwood Highway and will include the construction of a 45 metre bridge over Dandenong Creek. 

Project benefits

The benefits of a new shared path include:

  • a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists between the Eastlink and Dandenong Creek Trails
  • creating a direct link to the existing shared path along Burwood Highway towards Westfield Knox
  • providing an important link for Melbourne’s cycling corridors, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to travel off-road for many kilometres on the Carrum to Waburton trail. 

Community involvement

We will be seeking community input into some aspects of the detailed designs in early 2019.

What happens next?

We have commenced preliminary investigations for the project, with cultural and environmental assessments to commence later in 2018. Construction is expected to commence in late 2019.

We will be seeking community input into some aspects of the detailed designs in early 2019.

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Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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