News | 02 February 2021

Mayor welcomes opening of footbridge from The Grove over Davis Creek

Bridge provides essential link for pedestrians and cyclists into Tarneit

MELBOURNE, 2 February 2021

Wyndham City Mayor Adele Hegedich hailed the opening of the Davis Creek Footbridge in December last year as a boon for The Grove development and district, “It is important for our community to have a strong shared path network, and this new pedestrian bridge provides Tarneit locals with a much-needed link across Davis Creek between The Grove community and the other side of Tarneit,” Cr Hegedich says.

Its opening enables pedestrian access from The Grove into the wider Tarneit community. The footbridge is also suitable for cyclists and will become an important link for those riding throughout Tarneit. The footbridge crosses Davis Creek at Cuttlefish Circuit and connects with the shared path adjacent to Wootten Road Reserve on the eastern side of the creek. “We know that providing easier access for current residents of The Grove into Tarneit has been especially important, so the opening of the footbridge will be a welcome addition to everyone in the community,” says Sarah Bloom, General Manager Development Victoria, Frasers Property Australia. “The footbridge will link with kilometres of walking and cycle paths throughout The Grove community,  creating a further link for bike and pedestrian travel to nearby schools, shops and other amenities. “Spending more time being active outdoors contributes to the overall health and wellbeing of everyone in the community, so we want to encourage that as much as possible.”

The Grove’s location makes it the ideal place to reap all the benefits that walking, running and cycling have to offer. Bounded by Davis Creek and Werribee River, the masterplan for The Grove includes interconnected cycling and walking paths. The paths will link the waterways to outdoor parks and play spaces, a future town centre, schools and community facilities, as well as providing an important link across Davis Creek and into the wider Tarneit community.

Future plans at The Grove are expected to include a town centre with retail precinct, proposed primary and secondary schools, neighbourhood activity centre and sporting oval — all connected to the community’s parklands, wetlands and waterways. The community is already well-established at The Grove with more than 1200 land lots sold and new residents settled in. There are currently a range of land lots, available for sale at The Grove, with prices starting from $279,500.

“More and more people are discovering how special The Grove is, and we have many options for buyers of all types to choose from. Many have been attracted by the location and the appeal of living between two waterways,” Ms Bloom says. “Our expansive wetlands area – spanning 11 hectares of open space – will be a big drawcard for families. Two sections have already been completed and it will be wonderful to see further construction commence later this year on what will be a real asset to this community.”

The new wetlands system at The Grove will create a thriving ecosystem for local bird and frog species, while providing picturesque open space for people of all ages to enjoy. It combines 75,000 plants and breathtaking landscape design to transform a section of the community into scenic play and picnic spaces, while enhancing the ecological footprint of the surrounding river environments around Tarneit. For more information, virtual appointments can be made by visiting www.thegrove.com.au or by calling Frasers Property on 13 38 38.