Ward:
  • Chaffey
  • Harrison
  • Iramoo
Phase:
Ongoing
Budget:
  • Wyndham City:
    $2.5 million
  • Federal Government:
    $1.5 million
Active Transport Network

Wyndham City wants to make it easier and safer for Wyndham residents to get from A to B by walking or cycling, and provide better access for wheelchairs, scooters and prams.

The Wyndham Active Transport Strategy is a 10-year plan to connect the missing links in our walking and cycling paths that currently make journeys on foot, bike, scooter, wheelchair and the like harder than they need to be.

Through these works we will create a safe, efficient and convenient active transport network that provides better connectivity around Wyndham for walkers and bike riders and helps improve health and wellbeing.

Over 2021/22 we’re spending a record $4 million on Wyndham’s active transport network, which includes a $1.5 million Federal Government grant.

A list of cycling and shared path upgrades for 2021/22 is listed below, as well as Frequently Asked Questions for residents wanting to know more about new footpaths earmarked for their street.

Keep up to date with the progress of these works and any new projects by checking this page, which is updated regularly.  

Features:

Connecting the missing links in Wyndham’s walking and cycling paths

Benefits:

Making it easier and safer for residents to get from A to B by walking or cycling, especially for those with limited or restricted mobility, and for parents with prams

Encouraging more environmentally-friendly modes of travel

Helping families stay healthy and spend quality time together 

Reducing on-road traffic congestion

Footpaths and shared path projects 2021/22

Work on these 13 paths will take place over August and September 2021.

The Truganina upgrades will connect to existing footpaths and allow walkers easy access to Arndell Park Community Centre, Truganina South Primary School, nearby parks, sporting facilities and Skeleton Creek.

The Werribee upgrades will allow walkers to get to local parks, the Werribee River Trail, public transport, shopping and the Werribee CBD.

More packages of works will be delivered in tranches throughout 2021/22.

Footpath FAQs

Why are these works being done?

This is part of Council’s commitment to ensuring our path network is fully connected as part of our Active Transport Strategy, a 10-year plan to connect the missing links in our walking and cycling paths that currently make journeys on foot, bike, scooter, wheelchair and the like harder than they need to be.

The installation of a new footpath in your street will make it easier and safer for residents to get from A to B by walking or cycling.

How has Council determined which streets are getting a footpath in 2021/22?

COVID-19 restrictions have taught us that it’s more important than ever for Wyndham residents to enjoy the outdoors and be able to get to nearby locations without having to jump in their cars.

There’s been a significant uptake in walking and cycling across our city in response to COVID-19, particularly as our community has had significant numbers of people working from home.

That’s why the footpaths selected for construction during the 2020/21 financial year are about ensuring that Council is providing those links to the destinations that our residents need now, including shopping centres, parks and playgrounds.

What impact will this have on the nature strip?

Some items currently located within the nature strip may require relocation, modification or removal to make way for the footpath, including:

•      Plants that overhang the nature strip will be pruned back to the property boundary as required.

•      Letter boxes located within the nature strip will be relocated to inside property boundaries.

•      Non-standard decorative driveways that extend into the nature strip will be saw-cut at the property boundary and replaced with Council-standard crossovers.

•      Landscaping and garden beds located adjacent to property boundaries but within the nature strip will be removed. Where it is possible to salvage materials (e.g. pavers or bluestones) these items will be returned to residents. Otherwise, they will be disposed of at an appropriate facility.

•      Residents that have planted on the nature strips and wish to save these plants should relocate them to within their property boundary at their earliest convenience.

But I’ve spent considerable time and money maintaining this nature strip.

We understand that it can be disappointing for residents who have tended to the nature strip for a number of years to have some of that work removed or modified for this new footpath.

Please be assured that care will be taken to ensure that plants, mailboxes and other items are not damaged if they need to be removed or relocated to make way for the footpath.

I’ve received a postcard from Council telling me my street is getting a footpath. What happens next?

Council officers will provide you with further updates, including the location of the footpath, once a construction timeline has been finalised.

I have more questions. Where can I get more information?

For more information call Wyndham City on (03) 9742 0777 or email TrafficConcerns@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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