Little link left for loop

1.3 km is all that stands in the way of riders being able to complete a continuous 42km loop of some of Melbourne’s best off-road bike trails.

With the opening of the 1.9km Mullum Mullum shared path from Tindals Road to Park Road in Donvale, all that remains to be done is a small, but difficult section. 

On Sunday, 22 June, over a hundred local residents gathered for the opening of the new section. The Member for Warrandyte, the Hon Ryan Smith, and The Mayor of Manningham, Cr Jim Grivokostopoulos, were there to cut the ribbon and celebrate with local residents.

This newly opened stage is one of the final sections of the Mullum Mullum Trail network that was first endorsed by the Doncaster and Templestowe Council back in 1992 when it recommended that a Linear Park be created along the Mullum Mullum Creek valley.

The development of this section started in 2007. After drawn out negotiations the final 740 metres of this section of the trail through privately owned land was recently completed. 

The council is currently seeking State Government funding for the final link of the trail from Park Road to Heads Road. The final link will be completed over a three year period commencing 2014/15 and due for completion in 2016/17. 

It will include 1.3 kilometres of trail, three bridges, a number of board walks and an agreement with Whitefriars College.