Bell to Moreland – cyclists, get ready to roll!
11 Aug 2021
Updated Thursday 12 August
The new open space in Brunswick and Coburg, including bicycle and pedestrian paths, built as part of the Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project will be open on Sunday 22 August.
Cyclists on the Upfield Shared Use Path will now ride separately from pedestrians for approximately 2.5km. The new cycling path is wider, with upgraded surfaces and additional lighting.
Anyone for (table) tennis?
Practise your backhand and sneaky drop shot with one of our three new table tennis tables, built using polished concrete and with inbuilt nets, these are located south of Moreland Station and along Railway Place.
Just south of Moreland Road is a vibrant activity hub. It is home to 2 half basketball courts, which include futsal goals and line marking, as well as parkour and mini skate areas to practice a backflip 360 or pop an ollie.
You’ll find another half basketball court near Coburg Station and exercise stations positioned along the path with equipment including exercise rings, chin up bars and sit up stations.
Smaller members of the family haven’t been forgotten. There are 2 fantastic new kids’ playgrounds – one each at Moreland and Coburg stations - and an enclosed dog park to keep the woofers safe.
There’s plenty of space to unwind too, with lots of seating among the new gardens, water bubblers to quench your thirst, and a BBQ. And take note local cyclists, we’ve included new bicycle repair stations along the path, which feature air pumps, steel core tyre levers and some handy tools.
The design of the new open space reflects both the old, with a focus on the rich heritage of the area and the new, with 2 bespoke public artworks coming soon.
The public art complements the design of the project, with the refurbished and returned heritage aspects such as the former railway signals and station buildings retained in the precinct.
Transformer, by local artist Louise Paramor, 2021.
This sculpture uses colours that evoke energy and the sun, reflecting the vibrant Brunswick and Coburg communities.
The 3.5m diameter base of the sculpture draws inspiration from the former textile factories and the old brickworks Brunswick is known for.
The artwork will be located to the west of Moreland Station.
Cultural Reflections – Community Intersections, by Kent Morris (Barkindji people), 2021.
Paving the way in the yellow active zone will be an Indigenous ground pattern artwork. The designs are based on the importance of country, connection and coming together.
The patterns are inspired by interconnecting kinship designs and express walking a pathway and interacting together as a community.
The design will be incorporated into paving in the new activity zone south of Moreland Road and installed later in the year.
While we continue to apply the finishing touches, you may notice a small amount of temporary fencing throughout the area - this is in place to keep everyone safe. Once works are complete, fencing will be removed.