Council resolved in early 2013 to build a new shared path in Travancore Park, Flemington.
The new 3 metre wide separate concrete path with a centre line marking will run along the edge of the Moonee Ponds Creek at the top of the embankment, and will separate cyclists from walkers.
After delay due to the uncertainty of the East West Link project and more recently by the ongoing CityLink Tulla Widening work, works are set to start in late April 2017.
We will undertake several other improvements as part of the project:
- Replace the existing chain mesh fence with a safer post and rail chain mesh fence.
- Install a new barrier fence between the new shared path and the steep creek embankment for cyclist safety.
- Create a new path link between Myrnong Crescent and the new shared path.
- Realign the southern end of the internal path to allow more space between path users and dogs.
- Relocate of seating to a more shaded location.
- Install 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.
Surrounding residents will receive information in due course regarding exact dates of construction and information on shared path diversions while the works are completed.
In addition, we are developing a detailed landscape plan to enhance Travancore Park through the addition of new garden beds, mulching and tree planting throughout the park.
We will be seeking input from the community on draft landscape plan which will be available for community feedback in the first half of 2017.