Saturday, August 7, 2010

Attraction 8 - Truganina Park

Truganina Park is a 25-hectares recreational and conservation park, 'recycled ' from the former Altona Landfill Tip, which was closed in 1998.

A key feature of the Park is the 100 Steps to Federation, a stone staircase made from basalt rocks recycled from the Tip.

100 Steps to Federation D

The steps lead to the highest land point between Melbourne and the You Yangs mountain ranges, where you can take in sweeping panoramic views of Melbourne City, Port Phillip Bay and the adjoining Cheetham Wetlands.


The 17-metres high mound is topped by a sculpture called the Time Beacon, created by the artist Cameron Robbins, that resembles a pair of loudspeakers overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

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During Spring, the mound is carpeted with yellow wildflowers.

Truganina Park C2

The Truganina Park is home to the endangered Altona Skipper Butterfly. A concrete drain, which takes stormwater from the adjacent residential Altona Meadows and runs through the Park, is restructured to form the Truganina Wetlands, which filter the stormwater and provide a new habitat for aquatic birds.

Truganina Park H

The park also contains picnic and barbecue facilities, with future plans for an adventure playground, climbing wall and nature trails.

Truganina Park B

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