Future Projects

Many future projects are earmarked to contribute to the Living Links vision.  A prospectus of projects (with relevant projects listed under each Living Links corridor) is outlined below.

The prospectus highlights important projects waiting for investment and can be used as a basis for seeking and securing funds from government initiatives, corporate sponsors, philanthropists and other sources.

The locations and further details on the projects can also be explored in our interactive map.

Blind Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organistaion Likely cost
Weed and revegetation control along Blind Creek Undertake weed and revegetation control to improve the environmental values and potential Management Plan. In planning phase City of Knox Hundreds of thousand’s
Maintain links to Knox Central Ensure recreational linkages through Knox Central are maintained. In planning phase City of Knox Hundreds of thousand’s
Create links from Knox Central Develop a recreational connection from Knox Central to Lakeside Estate/Scoresby Agricultural Research Station to Blind Creek. In planning phase City of Knox Hundreds of thousand’s
Create Norvell Rd Quarry Reserve Reserve the vegetated northern section of the Norvell Road Quarry for public purposes to maintain its current environmental values. In planning phase City of Knox Hundreds of thousand’s
Llewellyn Park Master plan Master plan implementation at Llewellyn Park. In planning phase City of Knox Tens of thousands
Further Koolunga Reserve revegetation works More revegetation works at Koolunga Reserve. In planning phase City of Knox Tens of thousands
Boronia Park retarding basin implementation Retarding Basin improvement works. This involved extending and improving flood protection, planting of indigenous plants and improving access for community safety. In planning phase City of Knox Millions
Blind Creek stage two revegetation works Stage two  revegetation, weed removal and pathway works at Blind Creek. In planning phase City of Knox Hundreds of thousands

Boggy Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Boggy Creek and Seaford Wetlands link Investigate an ecological link between Boggy Creek and the Seaford Wetlands to promote environmental values. In planning phase Frankston City Council Hundreds of thousand’s
Land management mechanisms south of Cranbourne Frankston road and east to Cranbourne Botanical Gardens Investigate land management mechanisms to protect and enhance environmental values south to Cranbourne Frankston Road and east to Cranbourne Botanical Gardens. In planning phase Frankston City Council Hundreds of thousand’s
Karingal Hub to Lloyd Park Bike Path Construct the proposed bike path to Karingal Hub Activity Centre from Lloyd Park to promote social and recreational activities. In planning phase Frankston City Council Hundreds of thousand’s

Dandenong Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organistation Likely cost
Safe Shared Paths between Monash, Knox and the Police Road Retarding Basin Provide a safe shared pathway for recreation, which includes an, all weather creek crossing between Monash and Knox in the Police Road retarding basin locality. In planning phase City of Monash, City of Knox Hundreds of thousands
Implementation of Wetlands MasterPlan – South of Heatherton road and west of Dandenong Creek Implement Dandenong Wetlands MasterPlan, including areas south of Heatherton Road. Concept only – no progress Greater Dandenong Council Hundreds of thousands
Boronia road link to surrounding trail networks Develop a trail node adjacent to Boronia Road linked to surrounding Eastlink trail network, to promote recreational and social values. Concept only – no progress City of Whitehorse, City of Knox Hundreds of thousands
Recreation link between Upper Dandenong Creek and Dandenong Ranges National Park Establish a recreation link between Upper Dandenong Creek and the Dandenong Ranges National Park in the Liverpool Retarding Basin locality. Concept only – no progress Yarra Ranges Council Hundreds of thousands
Protection and enhancement of bird habitat from Bungalook Creek to Liverpool Retarding Basin Improve environmental values by protecting and enhancing bird (Powerful Owl) habitat from Bungalook Creek to Liverpool Retarding Basin. Concept only – no progress City of Maroondah Hundreds of thousands
Acquisition and development of remaining land in Bangholme (following construction of East link) Acquire and develop land remaining in Bangholme following construction of East link as an environmental and recreational node. Concept only – no progress Melbourne Water Tens of thousands
Dandenong Creek – Historic sites (Indigenous heritage) (1) Historic site (indigenous heritage) near the intersection of Stud Road and Dandenong Creek (Mel 81H9)

(2) Endeavour Hills – adjacent to Churchill Park Golf Club (Mel 91D1) – this is further from the creek but still important site and close to a MW wetland/retarding basin.

In planning phase Parks Vic Tens of thousands
Tirhatuan Park biodiversity improvement Tirhatuan Park – Pest plant & animal control, revegetation/maintenance and threatened habitat improvement project. In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Tens of thousands
Tirhatuan Wetlands Conservation Reserve – Rabbit control project Rabbit control works Concept only – no progress Melbourne Water Tens of thousands
Dandenong Wetlands Biodiversity improvement Dandenong Wetland – Pest plant & animal control, revegetation/maintenance and endangered habitat improvement project. Concept only – no progress Greater Dandenong Council Tens of thousands
Riparian Habitat Enhancement Koomba and Bushy Parks Riparian Habitat Enhancement Koomba and Bushy Parks. Concept only – no progress Parks Vic Tens of thousands
HE Parker  to Scott St Bushland Habitat Regeneration Project Fencing significant bushland area, weed removal, revegetation of creek corridor between H.E.Parker and Scott St Reserves, including JW Mansons Reserve. In planning phase City of Maroondah Tens of thousands
Bayswater Park amenity works Reintroduction of creek bed and billabong at Bayswater Park. In planning phase City of Knox Tens of thousands
Dobson’s Creek revegetation and weed removal Continuation of previous works at Dobson’s Creek. Works include weed removal and revegetation. In planning phase City of Knox Tens of thousands
Revegetation of Dandenong Creek Trail Tree planting and weed removal beside golf course and Marlborough Street along the Dandenong Creek Trail. In planning phase City of Maroondah Thousands
Path from Glen Park to De Felice land Construct a path along Melbourne Water Pipe connecting Glen Park to De Felice land, Bayswater North. In planning phase – no funding City of Maroondah
Extend shared trail at Bungalook Creek Extend shared trail and undertake weed removal and revegetation works at Bungalook Creek, Bayswater North. Concept only – no progress City of Maroondah
Little Bungalook Creek walking path Create a walking path along drainage reserve from Little Bungalook Creek to Appletree Hill Reserve. Concept only – no progress City of Maroondah
Carrum to Warburton trail $5 million dollar project to create Carrum to Warburton Trail. Create 2.7km of path along pipe track, from Town Park to Glen Dhu Road. In planning phase State Government
Enhancement of Croydon Wetlands Enhancement of Croydon wetlands. Works include extending existing wetlands to capture larger volumes of water and to use this water to irrigate five local sporting turfs around the area. Concept only – no progress City of Maroondah
Dorset Reserve shared path upgrade Upgrade the shared path around Dorset Reserve. In planning phase City of Maroondah Hundreds of thousands
Connect new Carrum to Warburton Trail to existing Dorset Recreation Reserve / Dorset Golf Course path. Construct connecting pathway between new Carrum to Warburton Trail to existing Dorset Recreation Reserve / Dorset Golf Course path. Concept only – no progress City of Maroondah
Heatherdale Creek Restoration Undertake restoration works of Heatherdale Creek. Works include weed removal and revegetation. Concept only – no progress City of Maroondah
Golf Course Maintenance Track Sealing Sealing maintenance tracks to avoid erosion and capture of run-off into irrigation dams at Ringwood and Dorset Golf Courses. In planning phase – funded City of Maroondah Hundreds of thousands
Revegetation from Boronia Road to Bellbird Dell Large revegetation project 15m wide and 2km long from Boronia Road to Bellbird Dell. In planning phase City of Whitehorse Hundreds of thousands
Revegetation of Bushy Creek Park Revegetation and weed control of Bushy Creek Park In planning phase City of Whitehorse Tens of thousands
Re-vegetation of Dandenong Creek Trail Tree planting and weed removal between Marlborough Street and HE Parker Reserve along the Dandenong Creek Trail. In planning phase – no funding City of Maroondah

Dandenong Creek to Belgrave trail

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Trail link from Belgrave to Police Paddocks Reserve Investigate a trail link for recreational proposes, to Belgrave from Police Paddocks Reserve locality, via Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park. In planning phase City of Casey Hundreds of thousands

Eumemmerring Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Eumemmering Creek Link to Dandenong Creek Investigate a recreation link from Eumemmering Creek to Dandenong Creek In planning phase City of Casey Hundreds of thousands
Investigate links from Eumemmering Creek to Lysterfield Park Improve environmental values by investigating movement and biodiversity connections to link Eumemmerring Creek to Lysterfield Park. In planning phase City of Casey Hundreds of thousands
North-south bicycle link VicRoads Principal Bicycle Network identifies a proposed bicycle route along the Eumemmerring Creek. In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Hundreds of thousands
Troups Creek Biodiversity Strengthen movement and biodiversity connection along Troups Creek in conjunction with Council developers. In planning phase City of Casey Hundreds of thousands
Remnant vegetation protection north side of the Princes Highway down to Eastlink Identify opportunities to retain and enhance remnant vegetation along this section of  Eumemmerring Creek. In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Hundreds of thousands

Hallam Main Drain

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
River Gum Creek Reserve Part 2 -Develop more interpretive signage, hold more targeted community activity days e.g. bird watching, planting, weed and rubbish removal etc. In planning phase PPWCMA Tens of thousands
Link to Lysterfield Park from Hallam Main Drain Provide a recreational link to Lysterfield Park from Hallam Main Drain. In planning phase City of Casey Hundreds of thousands
Investigate north–south links along Cardinia Creek Improve and preserve environmental and recreational values along Cardinia Creek by investigating north–south links. In planning phase City of Casey Hundreds of thousands
Riparian vegetation along Hallam Main Drain corridor Enhance the environmental values along Hallam Main Drain corridor by improving the quality of riparian vegetation. In planning phase City of Casey, Melbourne Water Hundreds of thousands
Investigation of a wetland waterway in floodplain west of Narre Warren / Cranbourne Road Investigate creation of new wetland waterway in floodplain west of Narre Warren / Cranbourne Road. In planning phase Melbourne Water Hundreds of thousands

Narre Warren to Lysterfield Park

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
No projects currently listed

Dandenongs to Lysterfield Park

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Investigation of overlays to protect wetland and aquatic habitat Investigation of overlays to protect wetland and aquatic habitat In planning phase Yarra Ranges Council
Connection from Monbulk Creek to Stamford House Develop a pathway connection from Monbulk Creek to Stamford House to improve recreational values. In planning phase City of Knox Hundreds of thousands
Investigate biodiversity links along Monbulk Creek Work with private land owners to create a biolink along Monbulk Creek. Upstream of Napoleon Road. Concept only – no progress Melbourne Water, City of Knox Hundreds of thousands
Planning controls along Ferny Creek to Tecoma Protect and further develop canopy link along Ferny Creek to Tecoma with planning controls for the improvement and enhancement of environmental values in the area. In planning phase Yarra Ranges Council
Protection of Birdsland Reserve forest fauna habitat Protect forest fauna habitat on private land in Birdsland Reserve vicinity through negotiations with private land owners in  order to preserve the existing environmental values. In planning phase Yarra Ranges Council Hundreds of thousands
Corhanwarrabul Creek revegetation and weed works Revegetation, weed removal, and open space pathway creation at Corhanwarrabul Creek and Knox outfall drain between Henderson road and Stud road. In planning phase City of Knox, Melbourne Water Hundreds of thousands

Mordialloc Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Mordialloc Creek Wetlands between Waterways Estate and Wells Road Development of wetlands along Mordialloc Creek east of Boundary Road to improve and enhance environmental values. In planning phase Melbourne Water Hundreds of thousands
Mordialloc Creek Bike path Link Investigate extension of existing off road bike path along Mordialloc Creek to connect with existing bike path along Dandenong Creek. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston, Greater Dandenong Council, Vic Roads Hundreds of thousands
Green Wedge Wetlands and Threatened Habitat Protection The City of Greater Dandenong has commenced the development of a Green Wedge Management Plan for the 37 sq. km’s land zoned Green Wedge within Greater Dandenong.

 

In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Hundreds of thousands
Mordialloc Creek / Pillars Road Wetlands Development of wetlands north of Mordialloc Creek / Pillars Road to provide immediate flood storage and improve environmental value. In planning phase Melbourne Water Millions
Mortim Land Wetlands Purchase Mortim land downstream of Springvale Road and create wetlands to enhance environmental values. Concept only – no progress Melbourne Water Hundreds of thousands
Wells Rd Bio-swales Installation of  Bio-swales Wells Road. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston Hundreds of thousands

Karkarook Creek to Braeside Park

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Shared pathway link to the Sand Belt Parklands from Lower Dandenong Road Improve recreational values by developing a shared pathway link to the Sand Belt Parklands from Lower Dandenong Road. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston, Vic Roads Hundreds of thousands

Patterson River

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Master Plan Master Plan preparation – Browns Reserve, Yammerbook Reserve, Centre Swamp drain. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston, Melbourne Water Hundreds of thousands
Edithvale Common development Develop an area in Edithvale Common that naturally floods into a wetland to compliment Edithvale wetlands. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston Tens of thousands
Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Tree removal from drain by Melbourne Water. Community planting day undertaken by Kingston City Council. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston Thousands

Port Phillip Bay foreshore

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Mordialloc and Frankston off road shared path link investigation Improve recreational values by investigating and constructing an off road shared path link between Mordialloc and Frankston. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston, City of Frankston Hundreds of thousands
Bioswales along coast rather than pipes Treatment of storm water discharging on to foreshore. Concept only – no progress City of Kingston Hundreds of thousands

Yarraman and Mile Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
Greaves and Fotheringham Reserves link over the railway Improve recreational values by creating a pathway link over the railway link between Greaves and Fotheringham Reserves. In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Hundreds of thousands
Link to Mile Creek corridor through the Sandown Park site Investigate pathway linkage of Mile Creek corridor through the Sandown Park site to link Warner Reserve with Ross Reserve and Sandown Park Railway Station. In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Hundreds of thousands
Yarraman and Mile Creek Biodiversity improvement Yarraman and Mile Creek – Pest plant control, revegetation/maintenance and endangered habitat improvement project. In planning phase Greater Dandenong Council Tens of thousands

Sweetwater Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
No projects currently listed

Living Links Nature Link

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
No projects currently listed

Kananook Creek

Project Description Status Potential lead organisation Likely cost
No projects currently listed