Meadowlink makes exciting progress

Works to transform a former Broadmeadows rail track into a new open space corridor, Meadowlink, have reached the half-way mark!

Hume Mayor Councillor Geoff Porter said it was exciting to see the progress of Meadowlink and looked forward to the community being able to use it.

“Meadowlink will be a fantastic addition to the Broadmeadows area, providing additional open space for the community, as well as a 1.3km shared path,” Cr Porter said.

“Whether you’re walking, running or cycling, this shared path will not only provide a great space for exercise, it will also make it easier to access the Broadmeadows Railway Station, local schools and the Merlynston Creek Corridor.

“Construction of this path is progressing with the alignment between Railway Crescent and Blair Street near completion.

“To complement these works, Council has also recently announced that it will remove an unused and unsightly warehouse on 72 Railway Crescent, which will open up views onto Meadowlink.”

Councillor Porter also welcomed news that the Victorian Government would allocate $600,000 from the $14.3 million Broadmeadows Revitalisation Project towards the construction of an off-road shared path along Railway Crescent.

“We are very pleased to hear that the allocation of funding from the Broadmeadows Revitalisation Project will be going towards further improving connections across Broadmeadows,” Cr Porter said.

The Victorian Government’s $2 million investment in Meadowlink is proudly being delivered by Hume City Council.

Meadowlink will see a former rail track located in Broadmeadows transformed into a new open space corridor. Initial works will connect Railway Crescent to Merlynston Creek via Seabrook Reserve and deliver:

  • 1.3km of shared walking and cycling paths
  • 400 new shade trees and 500 new plants
  • seating and opportunities to meet and socialise along the shared path, and
  • new lighting to ensure public safety.

This new open space corridor, which is planned to be open to the public in early 2019, will provide a recreational path for walking, running and cycling; and will contribute to community health and wellbeing, while delivering new ecological habitats and improved landscaping.

For more information about Meadowlink 

Posted on 2:30 PM, 16 October 2018

Updated : 3:34 PM, 16 October 2018

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