We’re adding an extra lane between Heatherton Road and James Cook Drive, upgrading intersections and building new walking and cycling paths.

Community engagement

The feedback we receive from the community and our stakeholders is important and is used to help inform some of our project decisions.

To provide feedback on the project contact us on 1800 105 105 or via email at contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au.


In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed Hallam North and Heatherton Road Upgrade design.

Public consultation was promoted through a range of engagement activities including newspaper advertisements, social media advertisements, emails, a community pop up event and engagement with local councils.  In addition, we sent out:

  • Over 10,000 postcards
  • Planning process letters to approximately 600 residential and commercial properties within 100 metres of the project area
  • Letters to seven properties to inform impacted landowners and occupants that land acquisition of property they own may be required
  • Letter to approximately 100 residential properties and one business abutting the project area to inform landowners and occupants that no land acquisition is expected
  • Emails to 69 key stakeholders and project subscribers.

From the consultation, we received over 170 items of feedback to inform the proposed design.

Throughout 2019 and in early 2020 we door knocked local residents, distributed project updates and emails and attended local community events to continue raising awareness of the upgrade.

Our Design page summarises the design changes implemented as a result of community feedback.

Keep up to date

As we move into construction, you’ll see changes in your local area. We’ll send out regular updates to help keep you informed about progress and works that might affect you.

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