Avid cyclists and walkers will be able to get from parts of Point Cook to Williamstown with greater ease and speed thanks to a new 400m boardwalk extension of the popular western suburbs cycling and walking trail.
The boardwalk, which is being constructed by Parks Victoria and Aveo over the Cheetham wetlands, will provide a direct connection between Point Gellibrand Heritage Park in Williamstown and Point Cook Coastal Park – eliminating the 3.8km detour that currently exists.
The shared-use path will be built between Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard and Skoda Court in Point Cook. This project forms part of the state government’s Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program which is delivering upgrades to 21 parks across Melbourne.
Regional director Sofia De Lesantis said this project provided an important “missing link” for users of the iconic trail: “Once completed, people will be able to enjoy a flat, off-road journey from Williamstown to Point Cook Coastal Park that is both faster and safer than ever before.”
The projected completion date for the extension is late 2023.