November 15, 2017

Connecting Alphington To The Darebin Trail

The Andrews Labor Government will build a new link to give cyclists and walkers in Alphington a safe and smooth connection to the Darebin-Yarra Trail.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the Farm Road Link – a local extension of the Darebin Trail to be built as part of the Labor Government’s $18m Darebin Trail Link.

The new link will provide access to more than 600 kilometres of off-road trails and open up connections to a number of key trails including the Main Yarra Trail, Anniversary Trail and Capital City Trail.

The local link will connect approximately mid-way along the last 1.8 kilometre section of the Darebin Trail, which is currently under construction.

This much-needed link will provide South Alphington locals with access to the Darebin Trail and provide easier access for school children to travel to and from schools in the local area.

The new path will also provide a safer off-road option to commute to the city and other centres such as the Latrobe Employment Cluster.

VicRoads will undertake a planning study, geotechnical investigations of options and engagement with the community to determine options and ultimately the best location for the link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“We’ll be talking to locals every step of the way as we develop plans for the link to make sure it meets the community’s needs.”

Quotes attributable to member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines

“This is great news for locals, encouraging more people to get out and about on foot and on their bikes and make the most of these unique and diverse trails.”