Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
East: Mullum Mullum Path
The Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park (MMCLP) extends 16 kilometres from where the creek originates near Cherry Tree Grove, Croydon and ends at the confluence of Mullum Mullum Creek and the Yarra River at Tikalara Park, Templestowe. The Mullum Mullum Creek flows through the Cities of Maroondah, Whitehorse and Manningham.
Mullum Mullum doubles up
21 February 2013. The City of Manningham has fired up work on the Mullum Mullum Path, with a construction team in the north and another in the south as they push forward to complete the next stages of this major project, which will connect the Yarra to Eastlink.
The new sections will be constructed predominantly of 2.5m wide ashphalt, with some sections of boardwalks and concrete, where required. Following is an update of the planned works.
Tindals Road - Park Road, Donvale
This year will see the completion of Stage 4 from Tindalls Road to Park Road, Donvale. The 700m of works required from Tindals Road south towards Park Road will connect the completed sections to the north.
This section was held up pending access to some land along the creek via a subdivision and rezoning. However, the rezoning is complete and access agreements are being finalised. The tender process is also nearing completion, with construction works to start soon thereafter. These works are expected to be complete in mid to late 2013.
Park Road - Huggins Reserve, Donvale
Following this, Stage 3 of the linear park project is in planning stages, with the build has been broken into two sections. This section is managed by Parks Victoria and accordingly will require coordination with many stakeholders.
Eastlink Trail heading north to Heads Road - 1050m of works
This section commenced construction works in February. The footings of a new suspension bridge, being constructed across the Mullum Mullum Creek at Heads Road, are nearing completion. The main section of track will run along a Melbourne Water pipe reserve adjacent to the creek. The grading and culvert works have started in this section. These works are expected to be complete in July 2013.
Heads Road - Park Road - approx 1000m of works
This will be the final and most complex section to be built, and remains in the Council program of priorities for construction 2-3 years time, but ideally would be sooner so that the value of the existing investment is realised.
The design of this section of the Mullum Mullum Trail includes two bridges across the Mullum Mullum Creek and several sections of boardwalk. Manningham is seeking some funding from the State Government for the completion of this section.
There is also an additional option to establish a side trail, known as the Alder Link, to Park Orchards, which may have attracted funding. The Alder link is dependent upon the existence of the Mullum Mullum Trail and will need to be developed subsequently to the Heads Road - Park Road link.
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. 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.
Remaining stage gets funding for design
05 November 2008 The City of Manningham has recieved $112,500 of State Government funding for Planning and design of the final stage of the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail between Park Rd and the EastLink Trail. This will help ensure ongoing progress for the trail whilst Stage 4 (north of Park Rd) is being constructed.
Reynolds to Parks Roads - Stage 4 underway
17 July 2008. Manningham City Council has been busy constructing the next stage of the Mullum Mullum Path, between Tyndals and Park Roads in Donvale. As the following images show the quality of path and design appear to be of a high quality. The aim is to complete this section in the 2008/09 year.
A draft management plan is available here (4.4Mb) for the final Stage 3 missing link and represents the most challenging piece of the trail. The aim is to connect the trail into the new EastLink Path and the rest of the Metropolitan Trail Network.