The following is a reprint coming from Bicycle Network, 18 November 2021.
The next stage of the linear park project along the Federation Trail is getting underway and promises some great attractions for riders along the route from Melbourne to Werribee.
The Greening the Pipeline project is a series of environmental and urban design upgrades along the 27km historic outfall sewer reserve that now hosts the Federation Trail.
Zone 5, which stretches from Skeleton Creek in Truganina to the Lawrie Emmins Reserve in Laverton is now ready to go.
The project will develop new parkland along the Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) reserve, including new play spaces, community events lawn, community gardens, walking trails, garden beds and upgrading the Federation Trail.
A major feature of this section is the viaduct that carries the heritage protected brick sewer over the Skeleton Creek, adjacent to the trail.
At the centre of the landscape design is the celebration of the historical and scientific significance of the MOS. Healthy tree canopy and cool green spaces are irrigated with treated stormwater stored in the MOS.