Living Links project, brings together 10 councils, several Victorian Government agencies, schools and community-based environment and recreation groups who all share the long term aim of creating a web of green spaces across Melbourne’s south east.
Kingston is currently home to five major nature reserve corridors which the Living Links Project will focus on improving first. These include: Mordialloc Creek, the Port Phillip Bay Foreshore, Patterson River and Long Beach Trail which includes the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands.
And with the Victorian Government’s election commitment to implement the Sandbelt Open Space Chain of Parks project; Kingston is looking forward to taking the remaining Living links corridor from the planning stage into a reality when we can interconnect parks through the Green Wedge from Karkarook Park to Braeside Park.
By linking up parks, reserves and other natural places in the South East, Living Links aims to make the area a world-class urban ecosystem, improve habitat for wildlife and make it easier for people to connect with nature as part of their daily lives.
Kingston council hopes that the trees and shrubs they plant will eventually grow into a green canopy which helps to cool the urban environment; and offer shade for community members to enjoy when visiting one of our city’s most beautiful natural corridors. The tree plantings have many benefits, including meeting one of the aims of the Council Plan, to expand the tree canopy cover across Kingston.
Anyone who is keen to get involved in a local Living Links Project can attend one the Living Links events or contact Kingston’s Parks Team on: 1300 653 356. If you would like to find out more about the Living Links program, please visit https://livinglinks.com.au/
The Living Links vision is to create an urban ‘web of green’ where people and nature connect. To achieve this, we are focusing on three goals.
- A web of green. The region supports an interconnected network of high-quality natural spaces and associated recreational assets.
- People are connected to nature. The community values, uses and actively cares for natural spaces (and associated recreational assets) across the region.
- Urban nature is valued and resourced. Government and stakeholders see urban nature (and associated recreational assets) as a high priority for support and investment.
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