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 more than 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.

An Environment Effects Statement (EES) was completed for Stage 2 of the project. You can read the EES and find out more on the EES page. The Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) appointed by the Minister for Planning to assess the project’s EES, prepared a detailed report and made a recommendation to the Minister in early 2021. The Minister released their assessment on 23 March 2021.


Stage 1 constructed between late 2017 and mid-2019

Stage 2 EES on exhibition until October 2020

Minister for Planning determined outcome of ESS in March 2021

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