PROJECT BACKGROUND


The 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.


TIMELINE


2013

Stakeholder engagement for Greening the Pipeline viability and vision.

2016 April

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

2016 April

Stakeholder engagement for the pilot parkland at Williams Landing.

2016 May – June

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

2016 November

Construction of the pilot parkland commenced.

2016 – 2017

Construction of the pilot parkland at Williams Landing.

2017 March

Master planning for stage one commenced.

2017 April

Construction of the pilot parkland completed.

Next steps

Detail design will commence for Zone 5.

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