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Dredging works complete

13 days ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Floating sections of Main Yarra Trail

Ramp resurfacing works completed

8 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Floating sections of Main Yarra Trail

repair works underway

8 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Floating sections of Main Yarra Trail

Silt build-up

8 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Floating sections of Main Yarra Trail

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Main Yarra Trail dredging works complete 

Dredging works to remove accumulated silt beneath the floating pontoon sections of the Main Yarra Trail are now complete.

All floating sections of the Main Yarra Trail between Punt Road to Burnley Harbour are now open. 

Free community breakfast

A free community breakfast will be held from 7am Tuesday 15 April 2014 to celebrate the reopening of the Main Yarra Trail.

The breakfast will be located next to the trail under the Monash Freeway near the Burnley Climbing Walls - Melways reference 2M B1.

All users of the Main Yarra Trail are welcome to attend.

Background 

The Main Yarra Trail has recently undergone major improvement works to make this popular trail safer for users following recent issues with ice and tilting of the floating infrastructure. 

Silt build up under the floating pontoons of the Main Yarra Trail is continuing to create unsafe conditions by causing the pontoons lean to one side during low tides. 

Hydrographic surveys have identified the key areas where silt removal is required and dredging will complete a series of safety works on the trail funded by a special grant from the State Government.  

Environmental approvals for dredging have been obtained in accordance with the EPA Dredging Best Practice Guidelines.

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