The Greening the Pipeline initiative aims to transform the heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer pipeline reserve, along the Federation Trail bike path, into a parkland to service a growing population in Melbourne’s west.

We sought community feedback throughout July and August 2021 to help shape a masterplan for a 2.7km section of the reserve in Brooklyn, between Millers Rd and Little Boundary Rd. Use the tabs below to view a map and aerial footage of the project area.

The vision is to create a vibrant space that will connect the Brooklyn community, enhance active transport options for the area, manage water sensitively and provide a unique space to meet, play and relax.

Have your say

Your feedback will ensure the masterplan for Greening the Pipeline Brooklyn is reflective of what is important to you and your surrounding community.

We heard from local residents, local business and people who use the reserve for sport or commuting.

We asked for your feedback in 2 simple steps, to shape the masterplan for the reserve:
  1. MAP YOUR IDEAS - Add your ideas for improvements to the reserve, THEN
  2. TAKE THE SURVEY - How you currently use the reserve and some further features you might like to see included.

1. Map your ideas

2. Take the survey


Project area

The Main Outfall Sewer reserve, also referred to as the Pipeline Reserve and/or Federation Trail, spans 27kms from Werribee to Spotswood. To effectively manage design, delivery and planning for the transformation of the reserve it has been split into nine zones.

The 2.7km section that makes up the Greening the Pipeline Brooklyn project area is known as Zone 9.

Get to know the project area and see it from a birds eye view by watching our aerial drone footage and viewing our map. You can also view the map of all of the Greening the Pipeline zones here and see where Zone 9 fits in.

Map of the project area (Zone 9 of Greening the Pipeline)

Map of the project area (Zone 9)

Your Say Public Consultation for Greening the Pipeline Brooklyn – Privacy Collection Notice

Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by Victorian privacy laws including the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). You can find more information about how Melbourne Water protects your privacy by viewing our Privacy Policy.

The personal information you provide to Melbourne Water may be shared in a de-identified statistical format with Victorian local and state government and, water authorities that are working on the development of a Masterplan for a 2.7km section of the Main Outfall Sewer Reserve/Federation Trail between Millers Rd and Little Boundary Rd crossing through the suburb of Brooklyn.

The feedback you have provided is collected for the purpose of informing the development of the Masterplan for this section of the Main Outfall Sewer Reserve/Federation Trail in Brooklyn. Melbourne Water may do the following with your feedback, after de-identifying your feedback to the extent that this is practically possible:

Publish and or quote directly from your feedback in project documentation, which will be publicly available documents.

Make your responses available to other Victorian Government agencies governed by the same privacy laws as Melbourne Water.

Identifying information includes names, age, gender, postcode, address, business details, geographical location information, phone numbers or email addresses.

Melbourne Water will delete personal information where it is no longer required except where archiving is required and in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

You are entitled to access and correct your personal information. If you would like to access or correct the information you have provided to Melbourne Water, please contact us by email, [email protected] In some cases, requests for personal information may be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

By giving your feedback, you consent to Melbourne Water collecting any personal information which you provide in your responses.