Cheers BJL - yep I might be heading back to UK in a couple of years and was thinking I'll keep my BicycleVictoria membership as I expect they'll soon be busy organising one or two recreational rides there
didn't realise that section called O'shannassy as well as stuff up near Warburton - to confuse google tells me WhitehorseCyclists are keeping up to date on plans for the Healesville Freeway reserve - but on checking this is for a section south and west between Springvale and Boronia roads.....
meanwhile my lunchtime googlefoo yields a document to residents from Yarra Ranges councils about planned vegetation removal and pretty bluntly saying that all consultations have been completed - this doc is dated sept 2016
(warning this is a downloadable word doc - not a web link) https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/file ... _2017.docx
this doc links back to:https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/plannin ... ydale-link
with latest news being:
"Project update – August 2016
As part of the $7.4 million project funded by the Victorian Government, we're currently finalising the design of the Bayswater to Lilydale link. In preparation for the rail, pedestrian operated signals on Dorset Road and Mount Dandenong Road in Croydon have been installed.
Construction of the trail is targeted for completion in 2017."
"The next section to be completed runs from Oak Lane in Croydon South to Eastfield Road in Croydon."
so looks like reasonable possibility will happen but I won't be holding my breathe but crossing my fingers