Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
North: Diamond Creek Trail
The Diamond Creek Trail is 12 kilometres long and links Diamond Creek with the Main Yarra Trail. It starts at Nillumbik Park (Melway Ref 12 A5) and joins the Main Yarra Trail in Candlebark Park (Melway Ref 21 H12).
11 June 2013 A public meeting will be held to rally support for an extension of the Diamond Creek Trail to Hurstbridge.
At this meeting a local support group will be formed of enthusiastic people willing to work towards achieving the extension of this beautiful trail.
Your support for this worthwhile venture is encouraged.
The preferred option is for the trail to follow the banks of the Diamond Creek for safety and aesthetic reasons where users can enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of the area away from the stress of the Hurstbridge Road, which whilst being popular on weekens with roadies looking for hills is not suitable for families and recreational riders.
Speakers will be local Ward councillor, Anika Van Hulsen, a great supporter of the Trail, Geoff Mosely, who has extensive experience in achieving other trails in various areas, Bev Brock, who needs no introduction as the former wife of racing legend Peter Brock and Brendan Welsh, an enthusiastic mountain bike rider and excellent speaker.
Location: The Hurstbridge Hall , 974 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge
Time: 7:30 pm Wednesday 26 June.
Possible & needed improvements
9 July 2010. The following improvements to the Diamond Creek Trail are still outstanding:
- Improve from Main Road to Candlebark Park & Petty's Orchard footbridge
- Improve from Eltham Station to Main Road, Eltham
- Improve and complete from Allendale Road to Eltham Station
- Improve from Diamond Creek Station to Allendale Road and link to the Maroondah Aqueduct Trail
- Extend from Wattle Glen to Hurstbridge Station
- Extend from Diamond Creek Station to Wattle Glen Station
Councils warned following Nillumbik settlement
1 April 2010. A leading public liability specialist says councils need to focus on improving bike paths, after Nillumbik council settled a legal claim arising from the fatal crash of a champion triathlete in 2007.
Warrandyte Secondary College teacher Robert Graham was riding on the Diamond Valley track, near the Eltham rugby oval, when his cycle hit a culvert hidden by long grass. Read more here
Bicycle Network Victoria believes that the path should be upgraded to meet current path standards.
New bridge links Yarra Trail to Diamond Creek Trail
Jun 04 Manningham and Nillumbik councils have completed a new pedestrian/cycle bridge over the Yarra to link the Main Yarra Trail with the Diamond Creek Trail, downstream from where Diamond Creek joins the Yarra.
Previously cyclists had to use the Fitzsimmons Lane road bridge which offered a low level of service. The new bridge will provide better access to Eltham Lower Park and Candlebark Park.