22 January 2018

Artist's impression of the new shared cycling and walking path beneath the elevated rail in Hughesdale

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is creating a 17-kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians and we want your help to name it.

More than 12 kilometres of path will be built by the project, joining existing paths to create a continuous route from Caulfield to Dandenong. The path weaves its way through the project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space which also features seven new recreational areas for the community to enjoy.

Acting Project Director Zeljko Dobrilovic said that during the consultation program for the project’s open space, the community told us this path should be named and we’re delivering on this request.

“We are proposing eight names which reflect the local surroundings of the shared path and the communities in which it is located,” he said.

“It’s important to ensure the community is at the centre of the decision-making process with regards to the naming of the path, so we are encouraging you to let us know which name you prefer.”

The list of names has been informed by recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel and the project team. The proposed names adhere with the principles of the Naming rules for places in Victoria 2016 and relevant key stakeholders including Indigenous Councils have been consulted.

The proposed names are:

  • Kerrboo onool Trail (words meaning connecting – pronounced kerr-boo-oh-nool)
  • Kerrboo onool Rail Trail
  • Djerring Trail (word for join/unite – pronounced jer-ring)
  • Djerring Rail Trail
  • Urban Parkland Trail
  • Urban Parkland Rail Trail
  • Eucalyptus Trail
  • Eucalyptus Rail Trail

Please cast your vote on your preferred name via our engagement hub by 5:00pm on 9 March 2018. The name with the most votes will be put forward as the recommendation as the official name for the new shared path, subject to formal approvals.

To find out more about the shared use path, view our fact sheet.