Darebin Creek Trail upgrade and closures

Published on 13 October 2020

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

Darebin Creek Trail will be closed in sections.

  1. From 12 October 2020 detours are in place because of works for Stage 2A- the trail area between Catalina St Heidelberg West and Dougharty Road Heidelberg West. This area of the trail will be closed with detours in place until works are expected to be completed mid-December 2020.
  2. From mid-December 2021 detours will be in place because of works for Stage 2B- the trail area between Southern Road Heidelberg West and Catalina St Heidelberg West. This area of the trail will be closed with detours in place until works are expected to be completed mid-February 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.

All stages of the Darebin Creek Trail upgrade

Darebin Creek Trail multi-stage multi-year upgrade map 2019 to 2023, between Banksia St Bellfield and Dougharty Rd Heidelberg West
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