To showcase the potential of the pipeline reserve as a green linear parkland, the pilot project was completed in 2017. With the help of the community in providing input into the design, the park connects communities, provides opportunities for active recreation, improves amenity, shade and cooling, and manages water sensitively.
Master plan for Zone 5 has been completed. This involved numerous engagements with the local community, indigenous groups and stakeholders. The section is approximately 3.7km and will be an inspirational undertaking to breathe new life and a new purpose into the historic Main Outfall Sewer. Connecting people, enhancing active transport, engaging our community, and sustainably supporting the environment, this project is empowered by a collaborative alliance between Melbourne Water, Wyndham City Council, City West Water, VicRoads and supported by Greening the West.
Reimagining the entire Main Outer Sewer reserve
Following Zone 5, we will focus on Zone 4 and the remaining sections of the park. The aim will be to transform the entire Main Outfall Sewer reserve into a natural and vibrant space. This is a very long term project, and we cannot promise that we will receive funding to realise the vision, but if New York can create the Highline, we believe we can green the pipeline. The partners will continue to seek funding and will be seeking new partners to get involved with this iconic and generational initiative.