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Kingston's Bay Trail

Project type
Shared pedestrian/cycling path
Project Value
Stage 2 works $5.16m including road resurfacing
Estimated Completion Date
Late 2019 | Construction to commence in mid-2019

Kingston’s Bay Trail

  • After more than 20 years the missing link of Melbourne’s Bay Trail will finally be completed. Kingston Council is taking action to build the remaining link between Mordialloc and Mentone

  • It will create a long-awaited safe off-road path for pedestrians and recreational cyclists to walk, ride and run along Port Phillip Bay’s stunning foreshore.

  • The design balances the needs of cyclists, pedestrians, motorists and our fragile coastal environment – with the most significant vegetation protected.

  • Construction will start October, with vegetation removal beginning in September.

  • Beach Road will be a similar width to what already exists in Bayside and Port Phillip, where the Bay Trail has been completed.


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What are the changes to Beach Road?


Beach Road remains 4 lanes 


The design meets all Australian Safety Standards and has been approved by VicRoads.


Peak cycling organisation, Bicycle Network Victoria and Cycling Victoria, supports the plans. Read more.


Approx. 45% of the 3.3km trail has no change to road width.It stays at 13.4m wide. Approx. 1km of road to be narrowed by 2 ruler lengths (600mm) across 4 lanes, making the road a standard 13.4 m wide


Indented off-road parking located in sections of road 13.05 metres wide (Total asphalt width 15.5m)


Less than 0.5km of road will be between 12.7m and 13.4m (in locations of no standing anytime)


Cyclists can still choose to ride on Beach Road. As part of the project ‘No stopping’ lanes will be added to the beach side of the road in the mornings on weekends. This matches the residential side of Beach Road and will help keep cyclists and motorists moving freely during the peak riding times.

A bicycle-fix it station will also be installed in Mordialloc, along with bike hoops and drinking fountai

What are the impacts on the environment?


The design protects our fragile coastal environment by minimising vegetation removal. Approximately 0.7 Hectare of vegetation is to removed from Mentone to Mordialloc, in accordance with the approved permits. Offset vegetation will occur.


Continue to revegetate our dune systems to reduce erosion and provide habitat. Over 1400 plants are being planted this winter.


Protective fencing between path and vegetation


All statutory permits and State Government consents obtained


The one metre buffer will be planted with tufting plants, like other locations in near-by Bayside. 
(Note: The 1m buffer is from road to trail, this includes the kerb.)


Why is the Bay Trail located next to the road?

Council asked whether the community preferred a 1. Back of Kerb option or 2. Following existing gravel paths. 

Consultation included online surveys, on site signage, a letter drop to 723 residents adjacent to the proposed shared path, email of information and survey to local schools, clubs, and organisations, Bicycle Network distributing information to their membership base, Council media releases and three ‘drop in sessions’.

More than 300 people completed the survey during this public consultation period on Kingston’s Bay Trail project.

The results of the survey demonstrate overwhelming support for option one (Back of kerb) with the following results:

  • Option one: 81.6%
  • Option two: 18.4% 

Common themes raised by the community included:

  • retain gravel path to provide some separation between pedestrians and cyclists;
  • get on with completing the project;
  • offset any lost vegetation; and
  • promote personal safety by keeping the path visible from the street.

Once the path is built, how will the width of Beach Road in Kingston compare to other sections of the road?

The width of Beach Road will be similar to other areas of Beach Road.

The image gallery below shows a range of locations with similar widths around Brighton, Hampton, Sandringham and Beaumaris.

What will the path look like near Mentone Life Saving Club/Parkdale Yacht Club?


Mentone Life Saving Club and Parkdale Yacht Club have interim designs / temporary shared path alignment. Permanent designs are being developed as separate projects to integrate new club buildings and access.

Will there be any planting associated with the Bay Trail Stage 2?

Yes, planting similar to that found in other Bay Trail locations will be undertaken. Refer to the Bay Trail Planting Plan.

Project Site

66 Beach Road, Mentone 3193 View Map
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