Finally it happened. The small section of bike path from the Punt service just under the Westgate Bridge, is now open and connects with the rest of the track to Todd Rd, Port Melbourne and beyond - avoiding roads all together and connecting with the beach trails on both sides of the bay!
Now you can ride from as far as Point Cook in the West all the way to StKilda and beyond without going on a single section of road! Cross The Punt and turn right at Port Melbourne and follow the trail (stick to the right) and pop out at the Todd Road car park and ride on the right hand side connecting with Port Melbourne and the beach trails.
If anyone has an official link mentioning the connection, please post, as I was not able to find anything officially announced.