Project update - 12 October 2023

We are working on a Cultural Heritage Management Plan to assess the potential impact of construction works on Aboriginal cultural heritage. It includes steps to take before, during and after works to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Once the Wurundjeri Council approve our plan we can go to tender for the project. We expect this in the next 6-12 months. This means works won't start until 2024/2025 instead of 2023/2024 as planned.

We will build the path in 2 stages.

Stage 1: a section between Robertsons Rd and Kings Rd. And a section between Sandpiper Drive and Melton Hwy

Stage 2: linking these sections in the following financial year. And changes to the size and amenity of the enclosed off-leash dog park. Changes to the dog park includes community feedback and best practice standards.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this project when new information arises.

Project update - 11 September 2023

This site is within 200m of a registered Aboriginal Artefact. We need a Cultural Heritage Management Plan before works start. This is process is underway and can take up to 12 months to complete.

We expect construction of the pathway will begin late 2024.

Project update - 8 December 2022

This consultation has closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

We are proposing to construct a Shared User Path in the Taylors Lake Easement to provide a cycling and walking connection between Robertsons Road and Melton Highway.

As part of this project, we will reduce the size of the fenced component of the existing dog park and add additional features such as seating and more secure fencing.

The project will be completed in two stages:

  • Stage one: two sections; a section of pathway between Robertsons Road and Kings Road and another section between Sandpiper Drive and Melton Highway.
  • Stage two: linking these two sections in future years.

Within the easement there are several patches of remnant grassland. As part of our commitment to Reconciliation, engagement with Traditional Owners is underway to look at opportunities for enhancing Caring for Country within the grassland areas.

We will also investigate the opportunities available to increase habitat for the Tussock Skink which is a protected species under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.

We would like you to review the draft concept plan for the project and provide your feedback.

Draft concept plan