Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
West: Kororoit Creek Path
A key link in the west runs between the Western Ring Rd path and the Bay Trail. Two major gaps are holding back local commuter and recreational riding in the area. The gap north of the Federation Trail is now funded but the southern gap towards the Bay Trail is disrupting what should be a great circuit.
Can City of Hobsons Bay close the gap?
5 August 2013 One of the most challenging but crucial missing links in the western suburbs' path network needs Council to lead efforts to close the gap between federation and Bay Trails. The map below clearly illustrates the gap, in red.
View Kororoit Creek Fed to Bay Trail Gap in a larger map
There are some challenging elements to negotiate such as the rail line and adjacent fule pipeline, a clear plan should be developed to help identify and fund a clear solution.
Brimbank connects the dots in Cairnlea
15 November 2012. The Kororoit Creek recreational trail will be extended from Station Road to Cairnlea Drive in Cairnlea after the City of Brimbank secured supplementary government funding of $200,000.
Total Budget for this project is $762,000, including $562,000 funded by Brimbank and the remaining $200,000 recently being awarded by the Planning Minister, Matthew Guy.
When completed there will be continuous access along most of the Kororoit Creek from Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve, Deer Park to the Federation Trail in Brooklyn.
This equates to approximately 26 km of continuous recreation trail aligned along Kororoit Creek. The map below shows the link that will be completed.
View Kororoit Creek Trail Missing Links in a larger map
The final missing link will be in the Orica site from Deer Park hotel to the Western Ring Road M80 path.
You can write to Brimbank City Council and to the Minister for Planning to say thank you for funding this project by clicking here.
New Link Opening - Kororoit Creek Trail
September 2012 we are pleased to announce that Brimbank City Council are officially opening the Kororoit Creek Trail extension this weekend.
The official opening will commence at 10:00am, this Saturday 22 September at Buckingham Reserve, Sunshine.
The new trail includes a 2.7km link south from Buckingham Reserve, Ardeer, connecting to the Federation Trail. This enables a continuous connection between the Western Ring Road Trail and the Federation Trail. Access is now achievable to the CBD via Federation Trail, and trails along the Werribee River and Skeleton Creek in the City of Wyndham.
The new path is constructed in concrete, and includes a new bridge and interpretive signage at key locations to highlight the area's unique cultural and environmental values.
Election opportunity for candidates to show support
15 August 2012 Bicycle Network has identified this project as a local council priority for the 2012 Local Government election.
The path needs to be completed from the Federation Trail, down to the Bay. Candidates should be ready to support the development and full or partial funding of this project in conjunction with State Government and can tell riders in their Council area their position by posting their candidates' statement at VoteBike.
Brimbank’s missing link near completion
29 May 2012 Kororoit Creek Trail missing link is nearing completion and will soon extend a further 2.7 km from Learmonth Crescent to the Federation Trail in Sunshine West.
This follows the recent completion 1.8 kilometre extension of the trail in Deer Park, connecting with the new district park at Isabella Williams Reserve.
The path extension has been jointly funded by Brimbank ($240,000) and Parks Victoria ($360,000) and is expected to be completed by July this year.
Kororoit Creek Improvements will complete the Trail
9 July 2010. The following improvements to the Kororoit Creek Trail, still outstanding, are necessary to eventually complete the Trail and make it a cohesive, legible and rideable route.
- Build from Barnes Road to Millers Road, connecting to Cherry Lake and the Bay Trail
- Improve current Trail from Barnes Road to Blackshaws Road
- Build from Princes Highway to Blackshaws Road
- Build from Learmonth Road to the Princes Highway and connect to the Federation Trail
- Improve current Trail from the Jones Creek junction to Learmonth Road
- Improve current Trail from Western Ring Road to Jones Creek junction
- Build and improve as necessary through the Orica industrial site from Ballarat Road to the Western Ring Road
- Build from Ballarat Road to Robinson's and Opie Roads
- Build from Robinson's and Opie Roads to the Clarke Road ford in Caroline Springs
Joining the dots in the west - Gap in the Kororoit Creek Path gets funded
Dec 07 Brimbank City Council's hard work has paid off with a successful application to the Metropolitan Trail Network Fund which has allocated $360,000 to close the gap between the current end of the path at Learmonth Crescent and the Federation Trail. This will allow residents to enjoy a more attractive route and connect up to the rest of the Metropolitan Trail Network.
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This project would not have been possible without Brimbank City Council working with City West Water who agreed to do preparatory work for the path as part of their capital works along the alignment.
The City of Brimbank were recently rated the 'Most Improved' in Bicycle Network's BIXE'07
review of Council Bicycle Expenditure, reflecting a welcome willingness to do more for riders in the area.
You can send a thank you to the Mayor of Brimbank. Remember to keep your messages positive.