What we heard about the Suburban Roads Upgrade

16 April, 2019

Improved traffic flow, travel times and safety were just some of the most important topics identified by the community in our consultation about the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades.

In September 2018 we shared the proposed designs and invited feedback from the community about 11 road upgrades in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

More than 2500 people provided feedback about our projects.

What we heard

During the consultation, we heard the following themes were important to you:

  • better traffic flow
  • more reliable travel times
  • improved pedestrian and cycling paths
  • better connections to public transport
  • safer access to local roads
  • environmental management.

We’ve used this feedback to refine the proposed designs.

Find out more about how your feedback has helped shape the design by visiting

In December 2018, we shared the proposed design and invited feedback about the Craigieburn Road Upgrade. We’ll share an update on how your feedback has helped shape the design of the Craigieburn Road Upgrade soon.

What is the Suburban Roads Upgrade?

The Suburban Roads Upgrade is a $4 billion investment in the northern, south-eastern and western suburbs to ease congestion, and to make it quicker, easier and safer for commuters to get to where they are going.

This project is the largest investment in roads in Victoria’s history and is split into three parts:

Next steps

The NRU and SERU will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP). This means we’ll engage a contractor through a competitive process to deliver the design and construction of the road upgrades.

We released a Request for Proposal (RFP) in March 2019 and expect construction to start from 2020.

More information

Find out more about the Northern and South Eastern Roads Upgrades and how your feedback has helped shape the design by visiting

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