The construction of shared use paths provides signiﬁcant opportunities for all community members including those using mobility devices, pushing prams and walking dogs. The health and wellbeing outcomes from the paths are supported by social, environmental, economic and safety beneﬁts. Three priority projects in the ETC region are:
- Melbourne Water pipe track: Construction of a 3-metre wide path along the Melbourne Water pipe track from Syndal to Mitcham is a key segment of the ‘Chirnside Park to Mordialloc Strategic Cycling Corridor,‘ identiﬁed by VicRoads as a regionally signiﬁcant cycling and walking route. Detailed design for the section of the path within the City of Whitehorse is complete and a construction and maintenance agreement for this project is in place with Melbourne Water – making this section of the project ‘shovel ready’. Planning is underway for the section of the path within the City of Monash. Government funding is sought for this vital project that, when completed, will provide safe and accessible walking and cycling infrastructure across the eastern region of Melbourne. (See image to the left).