Whitehorse News - October 2021
Council is excited to that the Victorian Government has announced that the Healesville Freeway Reserve will be remade into a public park.
The Victorian Government is investing $10.5 million into the park which will be managed by Parks Victoria. The linear park will stretch for 3.5km between Springvale Road and Morack
Golf Course and will feature a walking and cycling trail. The design will also allow for future upgrades proposed by Council such as the implementation of new sporting facilities.
The Victorian Government has worked closely with the local community to plan and decide on the future of the reserve.
The main priorities in the concept plan were access and trails and nature and biodiversity. The community was also strongly in support of working with a local Aboriginal party to select a suitable Aboriginal name for the new park.
Parks Victoria has commited to working with Council, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and local residents and stakeholders to implement the concept plan. Initial works are set to begin in mid-2022.