We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road to make journeys in Melbourne's north quicker, easier and safer.


Upgrading Yan Yean Road in Melbourne's north will create safer and more reliable journeys for the 24,000 drivers that use this road every day.

We've transformed Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road in Plenty from a congested two-lane arterial to a four-lane road with:

  • improved safety features
  • six intersections with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings, and
  • brand-new walking and cycling paths.

We’re planning to make Yan Yean Road even better by continuing the upgrade from Kurrak Road, Yarrambat to Bridge Inn Road, Doreen.

To improve safety, we’ll:

  • add centre median and kerb-side safety barriers along the road
  • install new traffic lights and roundabouts to upgrade existing intersections, and
  • add a service road for safer access to residential properties.

We’re working closely with the local community to refine the design and make sure we balance community needs, safety and environmental impacts.

The Environment Effects Statement (EES) for Stage 2 of the project was on display for public comment from 31 August to 5pm 9 October 2020. While public exhibition is now closed, you can still read the EES and find out more on the EES tab.

The EES Public Hearing ran over 12 days between 30 November and 16 December 2020. The purpose of the Public Hearing was to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission and was open for anyone to view proceedings. Now that the Public Hearing has concluded, the Inquiry and Advisory Committee will prepare a detailed report and present their findings to the Minister for Planning for consideration.

For an overview of Stage 1 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, read the project overview fact sheet (PDF, 1.0 MB).

For the latest overview of Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, read the project overview fact sheet (PDF, 644.8 KB).

More information on Stage 1

More information on Stage 2

View the EES

Stage 1 constructed between late 2017 and mid-2019

Stage 2 EES on exhibition until October 2020

Minister for Planning to determine outcome of EES by mid-2021

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