Media release: Community Information Session on the Taroona Avenue Path

3 Oct 2022

Manningham Council is hosting an information session on the proposed path along Taroona Avenue between Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road and Everard Drive.

The path will form part of Council’s Main Yarra Trail Extension Project to facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists through the local area in all weather conditions.

Taroona Avenue Path Community Information Session

The information session will provide community members an opportunity to meet with Council officers and discuss possible solutions for completing this missing section of the Main Yarra Trail along Taroona Avenue.

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Location: Warrandyte Community Hall, 8 Taroona Avenue, Warrandyte.

About The Main Yarra Trail Extension Project

Manningham Council is extending the Main Yarra Trail to provide a seamless connection from Warrandyte to the CBD. The trail will benefit both pedestrians and cyclists by joining the Main Yarra Trail, Mullum Mullum Trail and other Trails together.

The extension of the trail aims to deliver increased participation in physical activities such as walking and riding to school, shops and work. Linking the CBD to Warrandyte will also be a major drawcard for recreational cyclists and tourists.

The plan for this trail has evolved over 20 years and the remaining sections will be built in stages. The trail extension is listed in several of Manningham’s strategic plans, including the Manningham Bicycle Strategy and the ‘Active for Life’ Recreation Strategy.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert said cyclists and pedestrians currently travel along informal and disconnected footpaths and arterial roads, which poses a safety risk. The Main Yarra Trail extension will provide a safe and connected path for cyclist and pedestrians to enjoy.

“The Warrandyte Township is a major tourism and recreation destination on the Yarra River on the edge of the Green Wedge. This trail extension will make it easier and more enjoyable for recreational cyclists and locals to access and enjoy all that the Warrandyte Township and river have to offer. This is a good thing for local business and local tourism.” the Mayor said.

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