Following a period of extensive community consultation, Manningham Council has endorsed the Green Gully Linear Park Management Plan that will guide the future use, development and maintenance of the popular Templestowe park.
The vision for Green Gully Linear Park is:
- To protect and improve the natural environment and habitat corridor of the Linear Park;
- To promote community health by encouraging greater participation in park activities, and to improve cyclist and pedestrian connections.
Manningham Mayor Cr Jim Grivokostopoulos said that in line with this vision, Council has developed a Management Plan that will see new capital works funding of $1.4 million to protect and improve the park.
“The majority of the recommendations of the draft Management were well received and in particular there was support for the extension of the Green Gully Trail, to link directly with the Mullum Mullum and Main Yarra Trails.”
“The plan also includes the upgrade of the children’s playspace, the provision of fitness equipment, an automated toilet, new barbecue facilities, additional planting and seating and expanded car parking with an automated gate to restrict vehicle access to limited hours.”
Cr Grivokostopoulos said that during the consultation period Council was made aware of a range of community concerns about some of the proposed improvements resulting in a number of alterations to the original draft plan.
“We should be very proud of the new Management Plan that will implement our vision to make Green Gully Linear Park safer, more accessible and available for the enjoyment of the entire Manningham community.”