BIGGER PARKS AND LONGER BIKE TRAILS FOR MELBOURNE’S NORTH

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will undertake a massive expansion of the Quarry Hills Parkland, giving thousands of families in the northern suburbs access to a great local park.  

The existing Quarry Hills Parkland will be expanded, making it equivalent to more than 500 times the size of the MCG.

The new park, to be designed in consultation with local council, will give families in the surrounding suburbs a fantastic new space to enjoy the great outdoors.

The expansion is part of Labor’s plan to create dozens of new parks across the state, equivalent to more than 170 Royal Botanic Gardens, for the suburbs that need them the most.

Labor will also build a 17 kilometre extension to the Plenty River Trail, from Mernda to the Western Ring Road at Greensborough.

The trail will connect to the Andrews Labor Government’s new Mernda and Hawkestowe train stations and provide an important link for cyclists to the Yarra River Trail.

When complete, the Plenty River Trail will be 21km route connecting local cyclists to hundreds of kilometres of off road bike paths across Melbourne.

These unprecedented investments will turn Victoria into the parks capital of Australia and ensure that every Victorian has a great local park, no matter where they live.  

The Liberals are putting the interests of developers first, with plans to fast track 290,000 new homes and one million people into our city’s outer suburbs without the public transport, hospitals, schools or parks that communities need.

Only Labor will make sure our city retains its place as one of the world’s best places to live.

Labor will invest $150 million to create more than 6,500 hectares of parkland and new walking and bike trails right across Melbourne, giving families great places to spend a day off.

This includes $10 million to help local councils upgrade underutilised suburban space and local parks with new playgrounds, landscaping, toilets and picnic facilities, transforming them into better places for locals to enjoy.

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Environment and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio

“Labor will create thousands of hectares of new parks and bike and walking trails to make sure that no matter where you live, every family has a great local park to enjoy.”

“The Plenty River Trail has been talked about for years but only a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will get it done.”

Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“A bigger, better Quarry Hills Parkland will give families in our community more space to spend quality time together and enjoy the great outdoors.”

Quote attributable to Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks

“Every family should have a great local park to enjoy. Only an Andrews Labor Government will invest in the green spaces that our growing community needs.”