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?
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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.
- 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 http://consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au/hfrconsult
"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."