Lake to Creek Link
Connecting the Mullum Mullum and Ringwood Creek Trails
The Lake to Creek Link, along Larissa Avenue, has created a highly improved recreational circuit for walking and cycling in, and through, the Ringwood Activities Area.
The Link connects the recreational paths along Ringwood Lake and Mullum Mullum Creek and the EastLink shared path network. It also slows vehicle traffic along Larissa Avenue and increases pedestrian safety.
The striking and transformative design upgrade to Larissa Avenue has seen the completion of a raft of streetscape works which include: [Lake to Creek Link]
- undergrounding of overhead power lines to increase safety and sustainability
- new road design with indented paved parking bays
- new footpaths including decorative treatments
- new planting of almost 4,500 trees, plants and grasses
- the development of Larissa Park, a new community hub pocket park in Larissa Avenue
- new pedestrian crossing over Maroondah Hwy from Larissa Avenue to Ringwood Lake
- implementation of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) incorporating stormwater filtration beds
- new streetlighting
The Link draws on the natural history of local waterways as Larissa Avenue lies along the former path of Sandy Creek, connecting what is now Ringwood Lake to Mullum Mullum Creek.
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features capture and clean ground flow water allowing cleaner water to enter into storm water systems, while watering and feeding vegetation along the way.
The project, which incorporates the new Larissa Park, came to the attention of the ABC's Gardening Australia program in 2012.