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PROJECT BACKGROUND


Greening the Pipeline aims to transform the heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer pipeline reserve, along the Federation Trail bike path, into a parkland to service a growing population in Melbourne’s west.

The vision is to create a vibrant space that will connect communities, enhance active transport options for the region, manage water sensitively and provide a unique space to meet, play and relax.

This project is a partnership between Melbourne Water, Wyndham City Council, VicRoads and City West Water. The project is supported by Greening the West. We are currently seeking ideas for the parkland. Your ideas and support will help with grant applications to fund this project, and hopefully together we can bring this vision to life. The project team will be seeking funding opportunities to realise this vision.


THE STAGES


The Pilot Park – Williams Landing

To showcase the potential of the pipeline reserve, a pilot park was built along 100 metres of the reserve in Williams Landing, between Lukis Avenue and McLachlan Drive. Community feedback was incorporated into the design. Click here to learn more.

Zone 5 – revitalising Lawrie Emmins Reserve to Skeleton Creek

Master planning has commenced for this section of the pipeline reserve along Federation Trail. This is a really exciting opportunity to realise the potential of the open space for local residents, along with opportunities for tourism and economic outcomes for the businesses along the length of the Federation Trail. We will continue to gather ideas from the community, to understand their needs and preferences for the redevelopment.

The project partners will continue to work on sourcing funding to complete Zone 5. With passionate community support, we can build strong grant applications. Would you like to become a ‘Friend of the Pipeline’? Join us today 

Re-imagining the entire Main Outfall Sewer reserve

We are working to reimagine the remaining sections of the Main Outfall Sewer reserve, aiming at transforming the entire Main Outfall Sewer into a natural and vibrant space that will connect communities and provides a unique place for neighbours to meet, play and relax.

This is a very long term project, and we cannot promise we will receive funding to realise the vision for the entire 27km, but if New York can create the Highline, with your support we believe we can green the pipeline!


TIMELINE


2013

Stakeholder engagement for Greening the Pipeline viability and vision.

2016 April

Grant application approved by State Government for the pilot parkland – Williams Landing.

2016 April

Stakeholder engagement for the pilot parkland – Williams Landing.

2016 May – June

Design for the pilot parkland – Williams Landing based on community feedback.

2016 May – June

Face to face and online community consultation – Lawrie Emmins Reserve to Skeleton Creek.

2016 November

Construction of the pilot parkland commenced.

2016 – 2017

Construction of the pilot parkland – Williams Landing.

2017 March

Master planning for stage one commenced.

2017 April

Construction of the pilot parkland completed.

Next steps

Engage the community in developing the master plan for Zone 5.

We will be actively seeking funding for stage one of the Greening the Pipeline initiative, beyond the pilot.