The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with connecting the Carrum-Warburton Trail, with an information session on the new Bayswater – Lilydale section to be held this week.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane is encouraging locals to attend a VicRoads information session on Thursday 27 July between 5pm and 7pm at the Keystone Hall in Croydon.

When complete, the $7.4 million trail will create 90km of connecting trails providing a safe route for both cyclists and pedestrians travelling between the Bayside suburbs and the Yarra Ranges.

The next section of the trail to be constructed is within the Melbourne Water Pipe Track Reserve and the proposed Healesville Freeway Reservation.

Work on this section, between Norton Road in Croydon to Hull Road in Mooroolbark, will start in October.

The information session will give local residents a chance to get a better understanding of the project.

Construction of the 10km missing link in the Carrum-Warburton Trail is being delivered in stages and is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

Works completed to date are the connection between the Taralla Creek Trail and Eastfield Park, which includes widening of the path on Bayswater Road, and four new pedestrian crossings.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Victoria Shaun Leane

“By completing this path, we’re providing a safer route for both cyclists and pedestrians and giving commuters another travel option.”

“When complete the path will be a massive boost to tourism for the region connecting Melbourne’s bayside suburbs with the iconic Warburton Trail.”