Darebin Creek Trail upgrade and closures

Published on 29 July 2021

Darebin Creek Trail closures and upgrade

Upgrading the trail

The project will improve the current pavement conditions, and will make walking and riding a pleasurable experience. Some sections of the trail will be realigned to improve safety, sight lines and reduce blind corners.

Building and planting

The upgrade includes a 3m wide new reinforced concrete for the main trail, and 2.5m wide feeder paths. Paths follow the existing alignment for the majority of the project area, however there are sections where the new path will deviate to meet relevant building and accessibility requirements and standards.

These realignments will also reduce the number of tree removals required. New tree planting and revegetation will also be done to offset any losses. New retaining walls and fencing will also be constructed along sections of the trail.

Timeline

To date works have been completed over large parts of the Darebin Creek Trail, though more works are occurring and it will be closed in sections:

  1. From mid-July 2021 stage 4 detours will be in place for works: the trail area between Gona St Heidelberg West and Wimpole Cres Bellfield. This area of the trail will be closed with detours in place until works are complete, expected by mid-November 2021.
  2. From mid-November 2021 stage 5 detours will be in place for works: the trail area between Bell St and Wimpole Cres Bellfield. This area of the trail will be closed with detours in place until works are complete, expected by mid-December 2021.

Map of closures and detours

While the trail sections are closed for upgrade, an extensive array of detour and trail closed signage will help guide you safely around the project area.

Expand the menu of this map to display the closures and detours of the different stages.

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