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June 2007

Email received 7 June "Koomba Park path closures" from Thiess John Holland: Please be advised that as of Friday 15 June, the Koomba Park carpark on Boronia Road (melways Map 63 D4/5) and the main trail between Boronia Road and Mountain Highway will be closed for three weeks while the remainder of the new shared…
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May 2007

Email received 8 May "Koomba Park Trail Closures" from Thiess John Holland: Please be advised that the main trail in Koomba Park (between Mountain Highway and Boronia Road) will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists for the next four weeks. This closure is required to enable construction of new shared use paths as part of…
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February 2007

Maroondah City Council is advertising for someone in the role of "Transport and Sustainability Planner". The Maroondah Leader published an article promoting local cycling. It is quite a large article titled "Pumped by our natural cycle". We got some free publicity. Sorry my quote ended up being so boring! The route for the path through…
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January 2007

The second edition of the Maroondah cycling map is now available from council service centres. It is 20% bigger, there are 20 items on the legend (up from 13), the table of parks now lists 44 parks (up from 25) and 10 attributes (up from 6). The publication name is Parks and Paths in Maroondah. We received…
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December 2006

The Maroondah Journal is doing a feature on cycling in Maroondah to appear in a Summer edition and possibly other nearby Leader newspapers as well. We had some cycling photos taken - thanks Leigh for helping model (he looks much more the part than I do). I heard second hand that VicRoads have decided not…
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November 2006

Maroondah Journal 21/11 reported that a $3.5million, 75m shared-use bridge will be built over Maroondah Hwy for cyclists and pedestrians using the Eastlink path.
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October 2006

I have confirmed it is possible to go beyond the upstream end of the Dandenong Creek bike path. It requires walking your bike around a fence, trundling 200m down a rough track that is still part of the creek easement then lifting the bike over a lowish treated pine fence that forms part of a…
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September 2006

Spring - a great time to be out on the bike enjoying warmer days and the smell of the blossoms. On 5 Sept  the Marooondah Journal published the front page headline article "Stuck in the traffic - Dismay over bike lane" - a very negative article about proposed bicycle lanes on Wantirna Rd between Dandenong Creek and…
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July 2006

The Mt Dandenong Rd bike lanes have been extended west as far as Valda Ave on both sides. A new bicycle shop has opened in Maroondah:- Pinnacle Cycles at 11 Heatherdale Rd (opposite the station). Refer to the Shops page for contact details and opening times.
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June 2006

The traffic island in Oban Rd for Mullum Creek path users is finished except for holding rails which should be installed soon. The second edition of the Maroondah Bike Path Map will be out in "a matter of weeks". It includes proposed routes for new paths that will accompany the Eastlink Freeway and some proposed on-road…
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May 2006

Website fun and games - I finally managed to achieve better looking buttons that  aren't considered by Internet Explorer to be a security risk. I have updated the Facilities page big time - it now has some good info and pictures of all of Maroondah's bike paths. I have also updated the Proposed Facilities.
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April 2006

April 30 was the first Maroondah Bike Path Discovery Day ride and the first ride the BUG has had for years. It was intentionally the weekend before Bicycle Victoria's Bike Path Discovery Day which culminates at Federation Square in the city. Our ride is intended to show people our local bicycle network as well as meet other like-minded…
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February 2006

Emailing list cleaned up; result is 14 members. I discovered that Bicycle Victoria has online news of what local councils are doing for cycling. Links removed as these are now dead. Bike shop news: Goldcross Croydon has moved out of Maroondah - to 282 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park (opposite Bunnings). Ph 97273110 and Bucky's Trading…
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January 2006

The council sought public comment for the proposed 3.1km multi-purpose path along the O'Shannassy Pipe Track from Bayswater Rd to the eastern boundary of Maroondah. I advised by phone and also rode the existing track and emailed further information.
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March 2004

Received a preliminary draft copy of the Maroondah Bicycle Strategy. Yes, things are happening! Email me or contact Don House at the council if you'd like to read the draft Strategy and provide feedback.
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February 2004

Launch of the new-look simplified web site. There were too many options on the old web site, many were links to pages with no information on them at all!. I doubt I would have ever found the time to construct them all, let alone maintain them. This new design has what I consider the best options…
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