Let's build the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail - I have been advocating for this for twenty years.
If elected to the City of Boroondara I will continue to work with Boroondara BUG, MeBUG and the Department of Transport to get this shared path built for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages.
The path will provide safe travel and recreation for locals and visitors and will enable students to ride to over 20 schools and other education institutions in Boroondara.
The path will also connect the Yarra Trail to the Anniversary Trail and the Box Hill to Ringwood bike path and would run though Maling Ward connecting Surrey Hills to Camberwell.
After we submitted a petition to the Victorian Parliament, Paul Hamer MP secured $370,000 for a feasibility study which the Department of Transport is now completing. I have provided input to this as a BBUG rep along with MeBUG reps.
The aim is get the project to "shovel ready" so funds can be allocated for construction to start in 2021.
Over 1200 people have signed this petition to the Mayors of Whitehorse Council and Boroondara Council requesting their support and to funding for the trail so their is very strong local support for this well overdue shared path.
This will be a priority concern for me if I am elected to Council.