Transforming an old pipeline into a multi-benefit parkland for the community
Greening the Pipeline aims to transform the heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer pipeline reserve, along the Federation Trail bike path, into a parkland to service a growing population in Melbourne’s west.
The vision is to create a vibrant space that will connect communities, enhance active transport options for the region, manage water sensitively and provide a unique space to meet, play and relax.
The reserve is 27km long and crosses three main waterways: Kororoit Creek, Skeleton Creek and Werribee River.
Themes and Local Areas
|Primary Theme:||Climate change|
|Other Themes:||Waterways, Native Vegetation, Communities|
|Primary Local Area:||Moorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater Geelong|
|Other Local Areas:||Urban Melbourne|
|Project location:||Greening the Pipeline extends from Brooklyn to the Werribee River|
|Scale of the project:||Local|
|New or continuing work:||New|
|Lead organisation:||Melbourne Water|
|Key partners:||Wyndham City Council, Department of Transport, Greater Western Water, Greening the West|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation|
|Opportunities for investors within this project start from:||$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)|
|Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:||$$$$$ (Tens of millions of dollars)|
|Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:||10+ years|
Contribution toward targets
|Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:||Cooling, greening Melbourne – Total tree canopy and shrub cover for metropolitan Melbourne areas has increased|
|Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:||Support people connect with nature|
|Relevant National Landcare Program priority:||–|