Yarra River Biodiversity Project – Stage 6 construction now underway, detours in place

Press Release | 7 June 2018

Construction of Stage 6 of the Yarra River Biodiversity Project is now taking place along the Yarra River’s edge, between Williams Road North and Grange Road, Toorak, and residents can expect to see detours.

Over the last four years Council has completed Stages 1 to 5 of the project, between Punt Road and Grange Road, South Yarra.

Key elements of Stage 6 include:

  • removing invasive vegetation and trees in poor health
  • planting new native vegetation
  • constructing a new three-metre wide shared path, and
  • building rest areas, with seating and a drinking fountain.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Stefanopoulos, is pleased with the progress so far saying “It’s a massive project and I’m proud of the important work we do to continuously improve this vital area that encourages biodiversity and enhances the natural environment.”

“Council is working towards providing better connectivity for our residents and visitors and ultimately, all users of the paths and tracks surrounding the landmark river,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

The improvement works will require the closure of the Main Yarra Trail, between Williams Road North and Grange Road, from June and November 2018.

Detours will be implemented while construction takes place and Council encourages you to take care and follow the detours accordingly.

Pedestrians are encouraged to detour onto the path on the southern side of Alexandra Avenue.

A cyclist detour, to the northern side of the Yarra River, will be in operation for the duration of these works at the Grange Road Bridge and Morell Bridge.

For more information on pedestrian and cyclist detours, please refer to the map below.  

For further information regarding the works, please call Council on 8290 1067 or email urbandesign@stonnington.vic.gov.au.

City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos is available for interview or comment.

For media enquiries, please contact the Communications Department at Stonnington Council on 8290 1113 or media@stonnington.vic.gov.au.

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You can view a large PDF version(PDF, 67KB) of this map.