Friends of the Healesville Freeway Reserve


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Welcome to the Friends of the Healesville Freeway Reserve

The Healesville Freeway reserve between Springvale & Boronia Road is currently in a planning process for alternative use as the road will not proceed. The Community uses sections of this reserve as open space for Active and Passive Recreation. There are also several sections of endangered remnant bushland along the reserve that provide habitat for native animals.

This site aims to keep the community up to date with information regarding the consultation process and help to retain community access to the reserve following the conclusion of the consultation process. To date we have collected almost 5000 signatures (4981 if you think we should be exact) for the petition.

How can you help?

Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the news letter to keep up to date with information.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friends of the Healesville Freeway Reserve presenting the petition to Neil Angus, Member for Forest Hill

Earlier this week Friends of the Healesille Freeway Reserve presented State Member for Forest Hill, Mr Neil Angus, with the petition signed by 4371 people, so that it could be tabled in State Parliament before the Christmas break.

    The petition asks the Legislative Assembly of Victoria to:

  • Maintain the reserve as Open Space for the use of the community
  • Protect the endangered vegetation on the site.


Further signatures are being collected over summer and will be submitted for tabling in February.

Update on the Petition -

13th Dec’12 – tabled by Neil Angus – 4308

7th Feb’13 – Tabled by Luke Donnellan – 76

25th March – Handed over to Neil Angus - 263

13th June - Tabled by Luke Donnellan – 334


Grand total – 4981 signatures.


If you value the open space and want to have your voice heard, please download the petition form below and get your family and friends to sign.

It needs to be returned by 31 January 2013, so it can be tabled in Parliament when it resumes in the new year in February.


4371 signatures have been submitted in the first petition submission that will go to Parliament before Christmas 2012. Read more...


pdfDownload the petition form

  • Collect Signatures
  • Please return to:

Friends of the Healesville Freeway Reserve

PO Box 371

Vermont, VIC 3133

  • by 31st January 2013.


VicRoads recently mailed residents in the areas surrounding the Healesville Freeway Reservation with information about the Community Workshops and Discussion Forums to be held in November.

We encourage you to register and attend one of the workshops.


To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone VicRoads on 03 9881 8019 by Monday 5 November 2012.


  • 8th Nov – 6.30 – 8.30pm.  Quest Knox: 137 Mountain Highway
  • 13th Nov - 6.30 – 8.30pm.  Whitehorse Club: 298 – 336 Burwood Highway
  • 14th Nov - 10.30 – 12.30pm.  Whitehorse Club: 298 – 336 Burwood Highway

For more information including the FAQs distributed with the information about the dates of the workshops and forum visit


"VicRoads has completed a strategic review of the Healesville Freeway Reservation (HFR). As a result, VicRoads has determined that the reservation between Springvale Road, Vermont South and Boronia Road, Vermont will not be required for future road purposes.

In consultation with the community and other stakeholders, VicRoads is developing a Structure Plan that will guide the future use of the land within the reservation. The Healesville Freeway Reservation Renewal Project has been established to develop this plan."


More information: VicRoads Website