Greening the Pipeline

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

Project partners

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

Investment opportunities

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:

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