Caulfield to Dandenong Community Update: Area 1 - October 2018
23 Oct 2018
Carnival rocks the rail reserve
A huge carnival took place on Saturday 13 October to celebrate 11 MCGs worth of new open space, the removal of nine level crossings and the opening of five new stations.
Roaming performers at the Caulfield to Dandenong Corridor Carnival
The ‘Corridor Carnival’ event gave people on both sides of the rail line – from Caulfield to Dandenong – 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 your new open space.
This parkland will provide much needed green space for the City of Glen Eira, which before our project had the least open space of any municipality in Melbourne.
In addition to a 17 kilometre rail trail and plenty of grass and trees, there will be a dedicated recreation zone near the bustling Koornang Road shopping strip at Carnegie.
Designed to have all-ages appeal, this zone will have exercise equipment, table tennis tables and basketball half courts, along with an ‘urban-lounge’ style seating area.
Open space works are set to be complete by the end of 2018.
Sweet treats on offer for all the locals that visited the Corridor Carnival
The finishing touches
The Koornang Road community activity space will soon be open to the public with the finishing touches now being applied to the surface.
A salvaged steel truss frame from the old Murrumbeena Station has been put back into the open space in Carnegie. The frame has been restored and galvanised and is now decorating a seating area.
Murrumbeena, Carnegie and Hughesdale stations will soon have their names up in lights with the installation of jumbo signs in each precinct.
The petting zoo at the Corridor Carnival was a popular attraction
Djerring Trail unveiled
The name has been revealed for your new bicycle and pedestrian path, with ‘Djerring Trail’ now gazetted and taking its place in Melbourne’s history.
Earlier this year the community voted to name the new 17 kilometre shared use path we are creating for cyclists and pedestrians from Caulfield to the EastLink trail.
The overwhelming winner was Djerring Trail. The word 'djerring' comes from the Bunurong language and translates to 'join', 'unite' or 'connect'.
The route links to other bicycle and pedestrian paths, the new community spaces and transport interchanges along the rail corridor.
Sections of the path are now open, with the whole path scheduled for completion by the end of the year.
The Metro 'Dumb Ways to Die' mascot entertaining children at the carnival