The Victorian Budget is delivering a new shared use path between Greensborough and Montmorency, as well as the planning for stage two which will take users to and from Montmorency and Eltham.
This missing link between the Plenty River Trail and the Diamond Creek Trail will help connect our communities and make getting to school, work or just going for a ride that much easier and safer.
We’re making it easier for Victorians to cycle around our city and suburbs, by delivering a new walking and cycling path between Greensborough and Montmorency, making cycling safer, easing congestion, and supporting construction jobs for Victorians.
The Victorian State Budget is providing funding for the delivery and construction of stage 1 of the Greensborough to Eltham shared use path. The announcement includes planning for Stage 2 linking Montmorency with Eltham
This budget funds construction of stage one of the Eltham to Greensborough bike path, connecting Greensborough to Montmorency and planning for stage two which will connect Montmorency to Eltham
This is part of an overall $1.5 million package by the Government to improve shared use paths within Victoria, improving walkability and providing safety and directness between suburbs.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward
“In this year’s budget we had a lot of fantastic announcements but one that really matters to our community is the funding of a Shared Use Path between Greensborough and Montmorency, as well as the planning for stage two, which will take it from Montmorency to Eltham.”
“It’s going to be a massive game changer to fix this missing link of trails, making it easier to walk and cycle between Eltham, Montmorency, and Greensborough”
“I’m proud to deliver funding to complete a new shared path between Greensborough and Montmorency which will better connect our suburbs and make it easier for local families with prams and bikes to get where they need to go.”
Quotes attributable to President of Banyule Bike Users Group, Peter Gurney
“When completed the Greensborough to Eltham shared path will be an asset well used by the community and visitors. It will ensure safe, active travel between Eltham and Greensborough and will provide safe links to several schools.”
“It will also provide a wonderful safe cycling loop of the main Yarra trail, Diamond Creek trail and Plenty River trail thus attracting cyclists who will add to the local economies of Montmorency, Eltham and Greensborough”