What is the Greening the Pipeline project?

The Greening the Pipeline initiative 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.

What is the Main Outfall Sewer (MOS)?

The 27 km long MOS was constructed in 1892­-1894 as a reaction on the sanitation crisis caused by the phenomenal growth of Melbourne in the 1880s. At the time of its construction, the MOS was the largest civil engineering project ever undertaken in Victoria. For almost 100 years it transferred the majority of Melbourne’s sewage for treatment.

The sewer operated until 1993 and was included in the Victorian Heritage Register in 2001.

In 2005, ownership of the MOS reserve was transferred from Melbourne Water to VicRoads and the popular Federation Bicycle Trail was built along its length.

How can I get involved?

Keep an eye on our website for future opportunities to get involved, or Contact Us.

How will the project be funded?

We will be seeking funding for the construction of this project over the next few years, and will explore a range of funding opportunities.

What does MOS stand for?

MOS is an abbreviation for Main Outfall Sewer