Melbourne cyclists will ride further with Bay Trail extension to Point Cook Coastal Park
Tuesday 12 October, 2021
The Bay Trail in Melbourne's west will soon be connected between Point Cook Coastal Park and Sanctuary Lakes, providing cyclists and pedestrians a new and safe way to access the park's facilities and sparkling views of the city, Port Phillip and Cheetham Wetlands.
The project will add a flat walk, run or ride connection to the popular shared-use path, extending the Bay Trail from Point Cook Coastal Park through to Point Gellibrand at Williamstown.
Consultants GHD will work with Parks Victoria to undertake technical investigations, options analysis and develop design concepts to extend the Bay Trail.
Environmental assessments will take place before any works begin to ensure the Cheetham Wetlands are protected.
Parks Victoria expects to start works on the trail extension in 2022 as part of the $21 million Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program.
The Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program is delivering upgrades in 21 parks across Melbourne so more Melburnians can spend time outdoors and enjoy the benefits of being in nature.
Upgrades across Melbourne parks will include new picnic shelters and tables, refurbished or upgraded toilets, upgraded electric BBQs, replacement of playground equipment, signage upgrades, wider and more accessible pathways, trail and carpark repairs, and the repair or reconstruction of the sea wall at Point Gellibrand Coastal Park.
For more information about the Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program, visit the Projects page on the Parks Victoria website.