Next Steps - Updated February 2023

As part of Frankston City Council’s 2021 Kananook Creek Gardens Vision Plan, we’re making Kananook Creek trails safer and more accessible for walkers by upgrading the existing pathway from Seaford Road. Construction begins March 6th and will be completed in May 2023. During construction a detour is available (see map below).

The new concrete pathway being constructed follows a similar alignment to the existing dirt path but will be slightly wider and allow walkers to enjoy the trail all year round – rain, hail, or shine. It will provide a continuous 750m concrete pathway along the creek from Seaford Road to Station Street. A 50-metre timber boardwalk will also be constructed at the Seaford Road end of the path, along with additional landscaping to contribute to the natural environment.

Council has received State Government funding for the path and boardwalk construction.

Background Information

Council worked very closely with the Project Reference Group (PRG), including representatives from Kananook Creek Association and Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to finalise landscape drawings based on the feedback received during the Detailed Design Stage (July 2021 - March 2023).

In preparation for the construction, weeds were removed in March 2022 and a tender evaluation process was undertaken thereafter to prepare for the next stage.

Kananook Creek Detour Map

Kananook Creek Detour

Pre-2022 Background Information

Thank you for your input into the Kananook Creek Gardens Vision Plan

Frankston City Council has developed the 2021 Kananook Creek Gardens Vision Plan in partnership with the community, local residents, park users and the Traditional Owners, the Bunurong People.

Following an extensive community consultation with the wider community, Council endorsed the 2021 Vision Plan and the Engagement Report on Monday 19 July.

What is the Kananook Creek Gardens Vision Plan about?

The site has significant ecological value. This element of the Vision Plan is about undertaking ecological and vegetation work to showcase the area’s significant pre-colonisation native plants.

The relationship between Kananook Creek and its Traditional Owners and custodians will be acknowledged, celebrated and maintained by sharing stories and cultural events.

Research partnerships and education will promote appreciation, and a desire to preserve this place for generations to come.

Enhancements will be constructed to allow us to enjoy the creek and its surrounding natural beauty.

Landscape improvements have the potential to create a unified landscape character, strengthen the identity of the park and create a memorable experience for all.

More Information

View the key priorities(PDF, 8MB)

View the draft concept plan(PDF, 9MB)