Ward:
  • Chaffey
  • Harrison
  • Iramoo
Phase:
Ongoing
Budget:
  • Wyndham City:
    $1 million
  • Federal Government:
    $1.2 million
active transport

Wyndham City wants to encourage residents to ditch their cars and make more trips by foot or bike under an ambitious plan to make Wyndham the active transport leader of Victoria.

The Wyndham Active Transport Strategy 2020 aims to turn walking and cycling into a genuine transport mode of choice for residents going about their daily business.

A key component of the strategy is connecting 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.

A list of cycling and shared path upgrades for 2020/21 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

Reducing on-road traffic congestion

Encouraging more environmentally-friendly modes of travel

Footpaths

Wyndham City has completed designs for new footpaths along the following streets. Construction on these footpaths is expected to take place over 2020/21.

Council is also in the early stages of planning and design for a further 25 sites.

  • Whitsunday Drive, Hoppers Crossing
  • Lock Avenue, Werribee
  • Regent Street, Hoppers Crossing
  • Riverside Avenue, Werribee
  • Farm Road, Werribee
  • Pepino Court, Werribee
  • Tangelo Terrace, Werribee
  • Valencia Lane, Werribee
  • Oaktree Avenue, Wyndham Vale

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 2020/21?

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

Cycling and shared paths projects 2020/21

  • The 2.5km shared walking and cycling path link in Tarneit along the Melbourne Water pipe track reserve (between Cowies Hill and Derrimut Road), is being upgraded to provide new opportunities to actively travel without needing to drive, to shops, schools, Penrose Promenade Community Centre, Tarneit Community Centre and Julia Gillard Library, and Tarneit Station. This includes:
    • New shared path link through Goddard Street Reserve (between Penrose Promenade and Brinbrook Street)
    • New section of shared path on Twaites Road at Toucan Road
    • Improved road crossings at Toucan Road, Twaites Road, Tableland Road, Penrose Promenade, Brinbrook Street, Crossway Avenue and Wilandra Drive.
  • New shared path in Werribee linking the Glendale Court Retirement Village to the existing path network along the drainage reserve in the Heathdale Glen Orden reserve.
  • New shared walking and cycling path connections in Truganina along the drainage reserve next to Talliver Terrace (between Skeleton Creek and Westmeadows Lane), and near Stony Brook Way (between Westmeadows Lane and Clearwood Drive Reserve)
  • New shared walking and cycling path in Werribee through the Riverbend Historical Park, linking the Werribee River Trail and Heaths Road.

WARD: Chaffey

              Iramoo

              Harrison

PHASE: Ongoing/in progress

BUDGET: $2.78 million - $1.58 million Wyndham City

$1.2 million Federal Government (Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program)

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