Mt Holden Reserve Upgrade
We're upgrading Mt Holden Reserve to protect cultural heritage, restore the environment and provide a space for the community to relax and exercise.
What are we doing?
Mt Holden Reserve is a 40 hectare conservation reserve managed by Hume City Council. As part of implementing the existing master plan, Hume City Council is planning a new path network to improve public access around the mountain and to the summit.
A new 2.5m wide unsealed perimeter walking and maintenance access track will be constructed around the base of the mountain with links to Wedmore Crescent, Carla Views and Mount Drive. New 1.5m wide summit switch back walking tracks located on the north and west faces will provide graded walking access to the summit while minimising impacts on views to the mountain from Sunbury.
The summit is culturally significant and management of this area is undertaken in partnership with the Wurundjeri Narrap Rangers to ensure protection of cultural values, which date back thousands of years. Culturally sensitive areas on the summit will be kept clear of paths and vehicles with ongoing management completed in partnership with the Wurundjeri Narrap Rangers.
Weed control works using controlled burns to restore indigenous species and manage fire risk will continue. More community planting days are also proposed to continue indigenous revegetation. Hume City Council is also working in partnership with SP Ausnet to improve screening of the prominent mobile phone tower infrastructure.
When will it be completed?
This project will be completed in 2024.
Wedmore Crescent, Sunbury 3429 View Map