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 construct the seven new trail projects to be delivered as part of this program.

Funding for the $5.1 million Diamond Creek Trail Extension - Stage 2 was announced on 9 September 2020. Funding of $4.7 million for the other six trails was announced on 30 April 2021.




Darebin City Council

Polaris Link Trail


Hume City Council

Merri Creek Trail Extension


La Trobe University

La Trobe University Shared Path


Nillumbik Shire Council

Diamond Creek Trail Extension – Stage 2 (PDF, 1.4 MB)


Whittlesea City Council

Edgars Creek Trail - Stage 1


Whittlesea City Council

Hendersons Creek Trail - Stages 3 - 5


Whittlesea City Council

Yan Yean Pipe Trail -  Stages 1 & 2





More information

To send an enquiry please contact the contact the project team.

Page last updated: 06/12/22