Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail Feasibility Study 2020

A feasibility study is underway for the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail the $370,000 funding secured by Paul Hamer MP and John Kennedy MP.   

The study, managed by the Department of Transport, is identifying options for the route including the preferred alignment and treatments along it.

For more information about the feasibility study see: Box Hill to Hawthorn Shared Use Path 


Boroondara Bicycle Users Group (BBUG) input to the study on 3 June 2020 is available here

Boroondara Bicycle Users Group (BBUG) input to the study on 2 July 2020 is available here


The approximate timings for the study are:
  1. Options identification - Late June 2020
  2. Preferred alignment option - Mid August 2020
  3. Preferred treatments along alignment - Mid October 2020

Examples of similar infrastructure

Here are some spans being built for the Federation Trail in Melbourne's west. Similar solutions could provide an elevated path next to Canterbury Station and other challenging locations.

The Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail could connect with the Box Hill to Ringwood trail by using the unused rail easement next to "ghost platform 1" at Box Hill station