Yarra Valley Trail Stage 1
- Project typePaths and Trails
- Project scheduleConstruction
- Completion Date30 April 2022
Yarra Valley Trail Stage 1 is a 12km shared trail using the existing rail corridor connecting Lilydale to Yarra Glen. Stage 1A from Lilydale to Yering Station on Macintyre Lane is well underway and is due for completion at the end of 2019.
Stage 1B from Yering to Yarra Glen is expected to commence in 2020 and finished by end of April 2022.
Stage 1 is being built in partnership with the Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities ($2.5m), the Victorian Government Growing Suburbs Fund ($2.5m) and the Eastern Metro Partnerships ($1m). Council has also contributed $2.5m to the project.
Stage 2 of the Trail will to connect to Healesville and Stage 3 will connect back to the Lilydale -Warburton Trail in Woori Yallock. These Stages are currently in the design phase and are not yet funded for construction.
The Yarra Valley Trail will provide many community benefits including: increased economic spend and jobs, health and recreation, creating more connected townships and will add value to the major tourist destinations in the Yarra Valley.
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