Public consultation has concluded
Council will proceed with plans to build a path in Rushall Reserve in North Fitzroy, following extensive community engagement on the proposal.
The path will link the existing Merri Creek Trail between Rushall Station and Koonda Lat Bridge, providing enhanced access to the Reserve.
In particular the path will make the Reserve accessible to people with mobility issues, people with children in prams, and people using Yarra’s off-road bicycle network. It will also provide a safer connection to bypass the pedestrian underpass at Rushall Station.
Council made the decision at its Meeting on 2 August, which was attended by about 100 community members. At the meeting, Council heard and considered submissions from 28 people expressing a range of views on the project.
Council’s decision follows multiple phases of community engagement on the project, beginning in 2015. Consultation on a draft design for the path earlier this year saw contributions from hundreds of community members.
The full Council resolution from the 2 August 2016 Council Meeting can be viewed here.
The construction of the path is subject to approval from VicTrack and necessary planning permit approvals.
Council thanks all those who participated in the community consultation on this project for their valuable feedback and ideas.
View the Draft Design
View the artist's impressions.
Read about the key features of the draft design.
If you would like more information about this project, please contact Kevin Ayrey, Landscape Architect, on 9205 5770 or at OpenSpace@yarracity.vic.gov.au.