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Vote for the name of the new 17 kilometre shared path

A map of the new open space trail

About the shared path

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is creating a 17 kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. More than 12 kilometres of path will be built by the project, joining existing paths to create a continuous route from Caulfield to the EastLink trail, beyond Yarraman Station.

During the consultation program for the project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space, you told us that this path should be named.

View the interactive map.

About the proposed names

We proposed eight names which reflected the history and location of the shared path and the communities in which it is located.

The list of names was informed by recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel and the project team. All proposals complied with the Naming rules for places in Victoria 2016 and there has been consultation with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Inc with regards to the use of the Aboriginal language words.

The proposed names are:

  • Kerrboo onool Trail (words meaning connecting – pronounced kerr-boo-oh-nool)
  • Kerrboo onool Rail Trail
  • Djerring Trail (word for join/unite – pronounced jer-ring)
  • Djerring Rail Trail
  • Urban Parkland Trail
  • Urban Parkland Rail Trail
  • Eucalyptus Trail
  • Eucalyptus Rail Trail

The name with the most votes will be announced soon and put forward as the recommendation for the official name for the new shared path, subject to formal approvals.

About the open space

New public space and parkland

The Level Crossing Removal Authority is removing nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong by elevating the rail line in three sections. As well as making the community safer and less congested, this will also create 22.5 hectares of new community open space. This open space will transform a narrow corridor into Melbourne’s newest urban parkland.

Key features include a linear parkland, a 17 kilometre walking/cycling path which will extend from Monash University’s Caulfield Campus to the East Link Trail and seven new recreational areas for the community to enjoy. Additionally, we will installing more than 400 brand new car parks and planting more than 30,000 new trees and shrubs.

Community Open Space Expert Panel

A Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP) was established to oversee plans for the new public open space. For information on the panel visit Community Open Space Expert Panel. COSEP's key feedback, ideas and recommendations are summarised in the Community Open Space Expert Panel Report.

Open Space Ideas Hub

This Open Space Ideas Hub was launched in December 2016 - we wanted to hear your thoughts on some of the ideas the Community Open Space Expert Panel generated - as well as your own creative ideas of how we can transform the rail corridor into an attractive and safe environment for Melburnians to enjoy! This Open Space Ideas Hub closed on 30 June 2017.

The feedback and ideas received via the Open Space Ideas Hub are summarised in the Open Space Consultation Report. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Open space design

On 13 November 2017 we released the final designs for the new open space. Refer to the documents and images on the right hand side of this page for further information.


Landscaping

The new urban park will be complete in late 2018. Works will kick off once the current rail line has been moved onto the elevated structure and the old tracks are removed. Vegetation and tree planting will be last, to minimise damage to trees and plants during construction works.

About the shared path

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is creating a 17 kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. More than 12 kilometres of path will be built by the project, joining existing paths to create a continuous route from Caulfield to the EastLink trail, beyond Yarraman Station.

During the consultation program for the project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space, you told us that this path should be named.

View the interactive map.

About the proposed names

We proposed eight names which reflected the history and location of the shared path and the communities in which it is located.

The list of names was informed by recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel and the project team. All proposals complied with the Naming rules for places in Victoria 2016 and there has been consultation with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Inc with regards to the use of the Aboriginal language words.

The proposed names are:

  • Kerrboo onool Trail (words meaning connecting – pronounced kerr-boo-oh-nool)
  • Kerrboo onool Rail Trail
  • Djerring Trail (word for join/unite – pronounced jer-ring)
  • Djerring Rail Trail
  • Urban Parkland Trail
  • Urban Parkland Rail Trail
  • Eucalyptus Trail
  • Eucalyptus Rail Trail

The name with the most votes will be announced soon and put forward as the recommendation for the official name for the new shared path, subject to formal approvals.

About the open space

New public space and parkland

The Level Crossing Removal Authority is removing nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong by elevating the rail line in three sections. As well as making the community safer and less congested, this will also create 22.5 hectares of new community open space. This open space will transform a narrow corridor into Melbourne’s newest urban parkland.

Key features include a linear parkland, a 17 kilometre walking/cycling path which will extend from Monash University’s Caulfield Campus to the East Link Trail and seven new recreational areas for the community to enjoy. Additionally, we will installing more than 400 brand new car parks and planting more than 30,000 new trees and shrubs.

Community Open Space Expert Panel

A Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP) was established to oversee plans for the new public open space. For information on the panel visit Community Open Space Expert Panel. COSEP's key feedback, ideas and recommendations are summarised in the Community Open Space Expert Panel Report.

Open Space Ideas Hub

This Open Space Ideas Hub was launched in December 2016 - we wanted to hear your thoughts on some of the ideas the Community Open Space Expert Panel generated - as well as your own creative ideas of how we can transform the rail corridor into an attractive and safe environment for Melburnians to enjoy! This Open Space Ideas Hub closed on 30 June 2017.

The feedback and ideas received via the Open Space Ideas Hub are summarised in the Open Space Consultation Report. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Open space design

On 13 November 2017 we released the final designs for the new open space. Refer to the documents and images on the right hand side of this page for further information.


Landscaping

The new urban park will be complete in late 2018. Works will kick off once the current rail line has been moved onto the elevated structure and the old tracks are removed. Vegetation and tree planting will be last, to minimise damage to trees and plants during construction works.

CLOSED: Thank you for voting, this poll has now concluded.

Which name do you prefer for the new 17 kilometre shared use path?

Kerrboo onool Trail (words meaning connecting – pronounced kerr-boo-oh-nool)
4%
Kerrboo onool Rail Trail
2%
Djerring Trail (word for join/unite – pronounced jer-ring)
32%
Djerring Rail Trail
28%
Urban Parkland Trail
5%
Urban Parkland Rail Trail
4%
Eucalyptus Trail
11%
Eucalyptus Rail Trail
14%
Total Votes : 1724