Yarana Road Shared Path Landscaping

As communicated late last year, Council allocated funding for the design and implementation of landscaping works along the Yarana Road Shared Path, including the relocation of some essential services.

These works are due to commence from Tuesday 11 June 2019 and are likely to take approximately three weeks, subject to weather.

Works will include:

  • The planting of indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers
  • The planting of indigenous creepers on the Melbourne Innovation Centre fence
  • The planting of additional native street trees
  • The development of a community meeting area including trees, garden beds, custom bluestone seats and timber seats

In addition to this, I am pleased to let you know that additional funding has been provided to complete the following additional items:

  • Replacement of the existing old post and wire fence with a timber post and rail fence to match the existing timber fence along Yarana Road near Parklands Avenue
  • Reconfiguration of the northern section of the new Yarana Road Shared Path to create a better connection between the old and new shared paths and a safer connection with Parklands Avenue

We will also be hosting a community planting day on Sunday 30 June from 10am to midday. Refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome.


What is the Yarana Road Shared Path?

The Yarana Road Shared Path was constructed earlier in 2018 and connects Darebin Parklands with Wingrove Street and Alphington Railway Station.

Works included an independent safety audit of the path, line marking, relocation of the boundary fence at 2 Wingrove St and permanent fence installation along the boundary between the shared path and the Melbourne Innovation Centre (MIC).

What are we doing?

Council has allocated further funding this financial year for the design and construction of landscaping and new planting along the new path. This includes the relocation of some essential services to enhance the look and feel of the path.

We created a Concept Plan for the landscape works along the shared path and sought community feedback. You can view the Concept Plan here.

How can I get involved?

You can register to receive project updates by clicking the Subscribe button (top right of the page) or ask us any questions about the project below.

As communicated late last year, Council allocated funding for the design and implementation of landscaping works along the Yarana Road Shared Path, including the relocation of some essential services.

These works are due to commence from Tuesday 11 June 2019 and are likely to take approximately three weeks, subject to weather.

Works will include:

  • The planting of indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers
  • The planting of indigenous creepers on the Melbourne Innovation Centre fence
  • The planting of additional native street trees
  • The development of a community meeting area including trees, garden beds, custom bluestone seats and timber seats

In addition to this, I am pleased to let you know that additional funding has been provided to complete the following additional items:

  • Replacement of the existing old post and wire fence with a timber post and rail fence to match the existing timber fence along Yarana Road near Parklands Avenue
  • Reconfiguration of the northern section of the new Yarana Road Shared Path to create a better connection between the old and new shared paths and a safer connection with Parklands Avenue

We will also be hosting a community planting day on Sunday 30 June from 10am to midday. Refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome.


What is the Yarana Road Shared Path?

The Yarana Road Shared Path was constructed earlier in 2018 and connects Darebin Parklands with Wingrove Street and Alphington Railway Station.

Works included an independent safety audit of the path, line marking, relocation of the boundary fence at 2 Wingrove St and permanent fence installation along the boundary between the shared path and the Melbourne Innovation Centre (MIC).

What are we doing?

Council has allocated further funding this financial year for the design and construction of landscaping and new planting along the new path. This includes the relocation of some essential services to enhance the look and feel of the path.

We created a Concept Plan for the landscape works along the shared path and sought community feedback. You can view the Concept Plan here.

How can I get involved?

You can register to receive project updates by clicking the Subscribe button (top right of the page) or ask us any questions about the project below.

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  • I forgot to add that we also think that consideration should be given to a pedestrian crossing on Wingrove Street at the end of the shared trail. There is currently a meeting of cars,bikes and pedestrians at this point. If the Plane Tree avenue is to be reinstated along Yarana Road then it would be good if the two missing trees on Wingrove Street at the Victrack Carpark could be planted at the same time.

    jbradford asked about 1 year ago

    Hi,

    Thanks for your extra comments.

    I've added them to the feedback we've collected as part of the consultation phase and will be sure to consider them when developing the concept plan for the landscape upgrade works.

    Cheers,

    Jules

  • I am a representative of Friends of Alphington Railway Reserve who aim to retain, restore and maintain the landscape remnant at Alphington Station. We ask to be included and involved in the project. We would like to see vegetation linking the path to the rail reserve through the continuation of the Plane Tree avenue and the use of Plains River Red Gums and Banksia Marginata as feature trees, with a heavily planted understory of native tussock forming grasses and herbs. A feature Plains River Red Gum could be planted where the current services are on the corner of Yarana and Wingrove St ( once the services are relocated) On the problematic wire fence side of the path there is an opportunity to link with the Alphington Food Hub and do vertical food gardens along the fence. We would also like to be involved in the planting if you plan to do it with volunteers. We look forward to working with you of this terrific project. Congratulations to all involved and for funding it in the budget.

    jbradford asked about 1 year ago

    Hi,

    Thanks very much for your message and apologies for the delayed response.

    At the consultation session at the Alphington Farmers' Market we spoke to another member of the Friends of the Alphington Railway Reserve who raised many of the same great ideas that you have. We're in the process of working through all of the ideas that the community have shared with us and plan to present a concept plan later this month.

    And we'd love to have a community planting day - we'll be sure to reach out closer to April next year which is when we're planning to plant.

    Thanks again,

    Jules

  • Will there be an upgrade of the awkward access for bicycles from Wingrove St as part of the essential services relocation?

    Wolter Kuiper asked about 1 year ago

    Hi,

    Thanks for your question. 

    The service relocation works are not planning to modify the path. However I have spoken to my Transport colleagues, and if you have any specific access requirements or concerns, please provide details and we will look into it.

    Cheers,

    Jules