Manningham Council is developing a management plan for Ruffey Creek Linear Park in Templestowe and is seeking feedback from the community on how they use the park and what they would like to see for its future.
Ruffey Creek Linear Park is an open space corridor spanning three kilometres and linking Ruffey Lake Park to the Yarra River in Templestowe.
The park offers a bushland experience for pedestrians and cyclists with an off road shared path, known as Ruffey Trail, travelling the length of the linear park with the exception of two sections: along Eumeralla Avenue and between Foote and Parker streets.
The management plan is being developed to guide future development of the park, including works to complete the missing links along the shared pathway, and ensure the park responds to the local community’s needs.
The Ruffey Creek Linear Park Management Plan will incorporate recommendations from Manningham’s Open Space Strategy 2014, Bicycle Strategy 2013 and Bushland Management Strategy 2012.
Manningham Mayor Cr Jennifer Yang said the park is a popular open space area and Ruffey Trail provides a range of opportunities for residents to get active in Templestowe.
“The Ruffey Creek Linear Park Management Plan will provide a long term plan for the future of this important local park, including connections along the Ruffey Trail.
“I encourage residents and interested parties to get involved and have their say to help us develop a plan for the future of Ruffey Creek Linear Park that responds to the needs of our community,” she said
For more information and to have their say, the community is invited to complete a short survey online at www.yoursaymanningham.com.au/ruffey-creek-linear-park or call our Economic and Environmental Planning Unit on 9840 9323.
Consultation closes on Monday 14 December.