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Caulfield to Dandenong Community Update: Area 3 - 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.

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 new parkland connects communities long divided by the rail line, thanks to a 17 kilometre rail trail, as well as a series of paths linking north and south sides of the tracks.

In addition to an off-leash dog park, there will be dedicated recreation zones near Heatherton and Chandler roads.

Designed to have all-ages appeal, these zones include exercise equipment, table tennis tables and nature play areas.

Open space works are set to be complete by the end of 2018.

Bagpipe players performing at the corridor carnival

Bagpipe players performing at the corridor carnival

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.

Free sausage sizzle in Noble Park

Free sausage sizzle at the Noble Park Corridor Carnival

Pooches of Noble Park

To celebrate the new off-leash dog park in Noble Park, we asked to see photos of your furry friends excited to get their paws dirty.

Congratulations to our lucky winners Oscar, Bella and Ninja!

These lucky pooches will be looking their very best when the park opens, all thanks to Ace Dog Clipping and Grooming in Noble Park.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Metro staff helping to run the locomotive electric train that featured as part of the corridor carnival

The free 1906 electric locomotive train that ran through the Corridor Carnival

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