Main Yarra Trail
The Main Yarra Trail is one of Melbourne’s most popular walking and cycling routes.
In November 2009, work began on a two-year, $1 million-plus upgrade of the trail funded by Council and the Federal Government.
- Between May and August 2012, about 400 metres of new concrete path and 400 metres of new asphalt path, as well as new fencing, retaining walls and new bike friendly drainage infrastructure, were completed on the trail.
- Path reconstruction works from Bridge Road to Victoria Street were completed in October 2010.
- Minor works, such as line-marking, signage and fencing completed.
- Walmer Street Bridge - the bridge that connects Abbotsford (near Victoria Gardens) to Studley Park - was re-opened in October 2010 after undergoing urgent repairs.
- In November 2011, an 80 metre retaining wall was built to stabilise the embankment associated with a resdiential development on Trenerry Crescent, between Dights Falls and Turner Street in Abbotsford. This work also added 30cm of width to the path.
Other scheduled works:
Dights Falls Weir and Fishway Project
Sections of the Main Yarra Trail will be temporarily interrupted while Melbourne Water replaces the aging Dights Falls Weir and builds a new fishway in the Yarra River.
While this work is carried out access to parts of Dights Falls and sections of the car park off Trenerry Crescent will be restricted.
For more information call Melbourne Water’s Dights Falls Project Hotline on 1800 673 151 or click here
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Capital Works Officer - Open Space