For those residents in Waverley looking for somewhere new to go for a long walk, run or bicycle ride over the Easter break or school holidays, Peninsula Link’s final pedestrian and cycling bridge is now open.
There are a number of interesting attractions along the trail, including the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Ballam Park Homestead and Sages Cottage in Baxter.
To view a map of the trail and construction progress, visit http://www.linkingmelbourne.
It is interesting to note that the Peninsula Link project has secured one of the biggest native vegetation offset deals in Victoria’s history, with more than 1.7 million trees, plants and shrubs planted along the project corridor and the creation of a new wetlands to treat water run-off from the freeway and provide valuable habitat for local fauna.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith said the project is “an example of how we can balance the need to invest in new infrastructure to meet economic and population growth with the importance of protecting and giving back to the local environment.”