Carnival rocks the rail reserve
19 Oct 2018
Around 8000 people joined us on Saturday 13 October for a huge carnival to celebrate the creation of 11 MCGs worth of new open space, the removal of nine level crossings and the opening of five new stations.
The Caulfield to Dandenong Project’s ‘Corridor Carnival’ event gave people on both sides of the rail line – in Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park – an opportunity to come together and celebrate the connection of their neighbourhoods.
It was also a chance for the project to say thank you to the community for their patience during construction.
Kids’ rides, tasty treats, local produce, barbecues, roving musicians, sports demonstrations, history tours and storytelling for children were all on offer alongside the new open space, which will be complete by the end of 2018.
This new parkland, created by elevating the rail line and removing the nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, connects communities long divided by the rail line.
In addition to plenty of grass and trees, the space features a 17-kilometre bicycle and pedestrian path, off-leash dog parks and seven dedicated recreation zones.
Designed to have all-ages appeal, these zones include exercise equipment, table tennis tables, multi-purpose sports courts, climbing equipment and nature play areas.
Thanks to everyone who came along and made the day a great success.