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Yarra Valley Trail Project

Yarra Valley Trail

The new Yarra Valley Trail will connect with the iconic Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, as well as local townships between Lilydale, Yarra Glen, Healesville, Woori Yallock and Warburton. It will provide a new place for walking, jogging, cycling and horse riding in natural areas, encouraging local community members and visitors to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

The Yarra Valley Trail is only a short drive from Melbourne and can also be accessed from the Lilydale train line. There’s no need for a car and the trail will provide a convenient day trip. Winding through the Yarra Valley and the Yarra Ranges National Park the trail will feature great views of the Christmas Hills and the Dandenong Ranges. Along with its well-established wineries, food destinations and the Healesville Sanctuary, it will be a major tourist destination for visitors to Victoria.

The consultant team led by Cox Architects are engaged to undertake masterplanning through to contract documentation, in readiness for tendering as funding becomes available.


Yarra Ranges Council is currently examining at senior level the complex issue of the Governance of the Yarra Valley Trail.  

Ideally a holistic governance model for all trails across Yarra Ranges will be developed, and consultation is currently being undertaken to obtain advice on a suitable governance model.  

Yarra Ranges Council are aware of the responsibility for providing an appropriate model and the importance of this to the on-going management of the project.

Project Details

Type of works Major Projects 
Council Ward O'ShannassyMelbaBillanookRyrie
Estimated Project Cost$500,000 allocated from YRC for design and documentation component
Start DateJuly 2016
Contractor NameCox Architecture
Current StatusDesign
Status DetailsMasterplan and Design
Next StepsCommunity consultation, planning and design


Townships between - , , VIC  

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Townships between -  , HealesvilleLilydaleWarburtonYarra Glen VIC  

Yarra Valley Trail Project

Townships between -  , HealesvilleLilydaleWarburtonYarra Glen VIC  

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