We’re holding two consultation sessions for footpath upgrades in Warrandyte and Wonga Park. Residents can drop in to review plans, ask questions, and provide feedback on five footpath upgrades coming to Warrandyte and Wonga Park in 2024.
The first session will be held at Warrandyte Community Hall on Wednesday, 29 November, from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. The second session will take place at Wonga Park Hall on Tuesday, 5 December, from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.
About the footpaths
The footpath upgrade for Yarra Road (368 to Homestead Road) and Dudley Road (property 3 to Wonga Park Primary School) are identified in the Manningham Principal Pedestrian Network and will connect residents to primary locations.
The footpath upgrade on Pound Road aims to address community concerns around the safety of pedestrians and children on the existing path, particularly in narrow sections of the road.
Following the completion of stage one in August 2023, we’re also excited to present the designs for stage three and four of the Main Yarra Trail extension project, which once finished, will complete the connection from Warrandyte to the CBD.
When we design footpath upgrades, we take into consideration how the footpath can protect and enhance its environment, while also acknowledging the unique characteristics of Warrandyte and Wonga Park. We aim to balance this with our responsibility to offer safe, accessible, and environmentally friendly infrastructure that everyone can use.
Although informal footpaths made of dirt, gravel or crushed rock are characteristic of these suburbs, we have heard from the community about their concerns around safety and accessibility, particularly for those using prams or wheelchairs. Gravel and crushed rock paths have high maintenance and environmental costs.
The upgrades are set to provide safer and more accessible walking paths for residents and the broader community. This consultation process is designed to ensure the paths meet the needs of local residents.
At these sessions, you can also ask us for updates on other infrastructure projects in Warrandyte and Wonga Park. These include planned drainage improvement works, such as Jumping Creek Road, Everard Drive, and Melbourne Hill Road.