Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Sound wall for Dingley Bypass at Karkarook Park, Heatherton
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council to the need for attenuation of noise and protection of ambiance and natural habitat of Karkarook Park, Heatherton.

Karkarook Park is adjacent to the Dingley Bypass and Warrigal Road and is a haven for residents and visitors in stressful times. The park has provided family time, healthy exercise and mental health respite with over 1,070,000 visitations in 2020. It provides opportunity to immerse visitors within its natural habitats and has never been so essential to the well-being of Victorians in this suburban area.

There are well advanced plans for a bird hide and outdoor classroom within 60 meters of the Dingley Bypass boundary. The facility will cater to 35 schools in the area as well as residents of all ages and abilities. This community sponsored development will realise the educational and inspirational potential of this unique parkland, ensuring its preservation for future generations.

Noise from the Dingley Bypass and Warrigal Road compromise the significant benefits of the existing use of Karkarook Park as well as future uses and inspiration for generations to come.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to construct a sound wall on the southern side of the Dingley Bypass for a 500-metre stretch where it abuts Karkarook Park in Heatherton, and provide appropriate vegetation as additional sound absorption, visual appeal and an undisturbed habitat for small birds.
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