We want to encourage more people to use trails in the northern suburbs to get around, to enjoy themselves and to connect with nature. 

So, as well as developing new parks and upgrading and expanding existing ones, we are building new walking and cycling trails.

Plenty River Trail

This project will complete the Plenty River Trail’s 21 kilometre missing link between University Hill in Bundoora and Doreen to the north. It includes 17 kilometres of new walking and cycling trails to connect to existing trails.

A photograph of Plenty Gorge

It will link Mernda and Hawkstowe railway stations and make it easier for the community to access the Plenty River and Plenty Gorge Park.

For more information, please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre at engage@parks.vic.gov.au.

Northern Metropolitan Trails

The Northern Metropolitan Trails program seeks to provide targeted investment of $10 million into new cycling and walking trails in Melbourne’s north. DELWP is working closely with the municipalities of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik and Whittlesea to identify priority trails to be funded and delivered under this program.

The first trail to be funded under this program is the Diamond Creek Extension – Stage 2 with $5.1 million provided to Nillumbik Shire Council.

More information about additional new trails to be funded under this program will be announced in early 2021.

In the meantime, you can contact the project team for further information.

Page last updated: 14/10/20