Burwood Highway Shared Path, Wantirna South

We're building a new off-road connection from Morack Road to the Eastlink trail.

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We're building a new off-road connection from Morack Road to the Eastlink trail.

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

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

Project background

We’re planning the development of an 800 metre long, all-weather off-road cycling and pedestrian path alongside Burwood Highway in Wantirna South.

The new path provides a safer and more convenient alternative to the existing narrow timber boardwalk on the northern side of Burwood Highway which becomes slippery when wet and is often closed for the community’s safety.

The new path will complete a ‘missing link’ for local communities and encourage even more people to safely use the popular Carrum to Warburton cycling corridor without being forced onto the narrow shoulder of Burwood Highway.  

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]

About the project

Preliminary design is currently underway for the new path, from Dandenong Creek Trail at Morack Road, to the EastLink shared path in Wantirna South.

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

Project benefits

The benefits of the new shared path will include:

  • a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists between the Eastlink and Dandenong Creek Trails
  • a direct link along Burwood Highway towards Westfield Knox
  • an upgraded link in Melbourne’s cycling network, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to travel off-road for many kilometres on the Carrum to Warburton trail. 

Community involvement

Community feedback will play an important part in the development and design of the new pedestrian and cycling path.

We held two information sessions in August 2019 where community members saw concept designs, spoke to our project team and provided valuable insights and feedback. 

We are currently collating the feedback we received and will publish a report in the coming months.  

What happens next?

In recent months, we have completed a range of flora, fauna and cultural heritage assessments as part of preliminary planning for the new path. 

We are now seeking community feedback on these early designs, so that we can move toward developing final designs. We expect to commence construction in early 2020.  

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Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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