Travancore Park upgrade

New shared path

A new 3 metre wide concrete path on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail in Travancore Park is set to be completed in mid-November 2017.

The path with a centre line marking runs along the edge of the Moonee Ponds Creek at the top of the embankment and separates cyclists from walkers. The new path also provides separation between path users and dogs.

Other upgrades include:

  • replacing the existing chain mesh fence with a safer post and rail chain mesh fence
  • installing a new barrier fence between the new shared path and the steep creek embankment for cyclist safety
  • creating a new path link between Myrnong Crescent and the new shared path
  • realigning the southern end of the internal path to allow more space between path users and dogs
  • relocation of seating to a more shaded location
  • installing an additional water fountain and relocate the existing drinking fountain and dog bowl to a more central location in the park

Travancore Park is an important area of open space and it was imperative to develop an outcome that is the right long-term decision for all park users. We developed the final shared path alignment through an extensive stakeholder and community consultation process, including public meetings and 'walkshops' on site, as well as advice from an external reference group made up of local residents and organisations.

We had some questions from residents about tree loss. We undertook further investigative work and as a result, have been able to significantly reduce the number of trees removed as part of the works. View the updated design (pdf, 2.2MB) of the path.

Landscape plan

In addition, we are developing a detailed landscape plan to replace the eight trees that require removal as part of the shared path upgrade, and to further increase tree cover within the park.

 

We are proposing to plant 50 new trees along the pathway once the upgrade has been completed and in June 2017 sought feedback from the community on a draft landscape plan (pdf, 770KB).

 

We are currently finalising the landscape plans. To ensure successful establishment the trees cannot be planted in the summer months, so we will plant in autumn 2018. We will keep the community updated on timings for the planting.

 

For more information about the landscape plan for Travancore Park, please contact our City Design team on 9243 8888 or at parkimprovements@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Thursday, 9 November 2017, 12:30 AM