Friends of the Healesville Freeway Reserve


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docxLabor press release

After five years of advocacy on behalf of the community, it is with great pleasure and much relief that we can tell you that the whole of the HFR corridor is soon to be protected as open space.

Two parcels were transferred to crown land to be reserved for public use as parkland in the last week before the Nov’14 election.


Labor has moved to transfer the remaining two parcels that were still zoned residential to crown land as well.

This will protect the WHOLE corridor as open space for the community long into the future.


We wish to thank Shaun Leane, who is our Labor representative in the Upper House for his support and passion on this issue, right from the early days of this campaign.

This outcome would not have been possible without his participation.


Once the transfer is complete, we will start to work with the State Government and Whitehorse City Council to set up the Committee of Management, so that the master plan can be drawn up and we can get started with getting our hands into the dirt.

Making a reality of the potential that this corridor has for the community and for the wildlife that needs it for habitat and food.


Thank you to all the members of the community for your support and for telling us what you wanted with your overwhelming vote for Open Space at every public event we have held over the last few years.

It was ultimately the weight of public support that made decision makers sit up and take notice and got us the outcome the community wanted.

We look forward to your continued participation and inputs with the implementation of the rollout.

As always we will endeavour to keep you informed at all times.

The FoHFR team.