Greening the Pipeline is a project to transform 27 kilometres of the heritage-listed Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) reserve into a continuous parkland. Our vision is to create a vibrant space that will connect communities and provide a unique place to meet, play and relax.
Greening the Pipeline is a collaborative alliance between Wyndham City Council, Melbourne Water, Greater Western Water, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Department of Transport and Traditional Owners, supported by Greening the West.
We’re transforming the heritage-listed MOS pipeline reserve, along the Federation Trail bike path, into parkland and community space for Melbourne’s growing west. The project is organised in zones, with much of the transformation occurring inside Wyndham City. From Werribee to the City, more trees, parkland, community event spaces, play spaces, and community gardens are being created to improve liveability and sustainability for decades to come.
Wyndham City Council is working with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to ensure Traditional Owner interests and values are embedded into park design and creation.
What is the Main Outfall Sewer?
The Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) was built in the 1890s to improve the health of Melbourne. For nearly 100 years, it transferred the majority of Melbourne’s sewage for treatment until 1993. In 2005, VicRoads built the Federation Trail for cyclists and pedestrians along the MOS reserve land. Find out more about the history of the MOS.
The Pilot Park at Williams Landing
The first park of the long-term Greening the Pipeline project, Pilot Park, was built along 100 metres of the reserve at Williams Landing. The park showcases the potential of creating a green linear parkland that takes a more complete approach to water management.
The project was led by Melbourne Water and supported by Wyndham City Council, City West Water and VicRoads, with a significant funding contribution by the Victorian Government. Construction of the park commenced in December 2016 and was completed in April 2017.
Stage 1: Zone 5 - Skeleton Creek in Truganina to Lawrie Emmins Reserve in Laverton
Construction has commenced on the first stage of Greening the Pipeline inside Zone 5. We are building a 22-megalitre stormwater harvesting system to provide a sustainable source of irrigation for new parkland.
The next stage is landscaping works between Forsyth road and Skeleton Creek, including community gardens, upgrading the Federation trail, a stone boulder amphitheatre at Skeleton Creek, an education lookout (node) and extensive tree planting.
Following the completion of the stormwater harvesting system, we’ll complete the landscaping works between Forsyth road and Sayers road, which will include new play spaces, community events lawn, irrigated garden beds for urban cooling, and upgrades to the federation trail.
The Greening the Pipeline Zone 5 landscape design builds on numerous engagements with the local community, indigenous groups and stakeholders in the development of the Zone 5 masterplan. It presents a vision for community connection: where the community is connected to each other, to nature and water while delivering a unique linear recreational space.