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

Project overview

We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road to help you get home safer and sooner.

Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 will continue the upgrade of Yan Yean Road, adding an additional lane in each direction between Kurrak Road, Yarrambat and Bridge Inn Road, Doreen.

The EES for Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 examined the potential environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of the project and identified how they will be avoided, mitigated or managed. To inform the EES for the project, we completed a series of technical investigations. The EES process was overseen by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

The EES public exhibition took place between 31 August and 9 October 2020 and was managed by Planning Panels Victoria.

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.

When the Public Hearing concluded, the Inquiry and Advisory Committee prepared a detailed report and presented their findings to the Minister for Planning for consideration.

The Minister for Planning released their assessment on 23 March 2021.

Interactive map

Click the image below to view an interactive map of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2.

The map shows the changes and upgrades the project will make to the area. Click on the icons to read more about these changes and to see artist's impressions. Please note that the interactive map is incompatible with Internet Explorer.

This map was developed in August 2020 and reflects the concept design for the project. A detailed design will be developed for the project based on the recommendations made in the Minister’s Assessment.

Image of the Yan Yean road upgrade map with a button covering it stating

Access changes

Access will change to left in, left out along the majority of Yan Yean Road as part of the project. The project involves upgrading eight intersections with traffic lights or a roundabout and removing the majority of uncontrolled right turn access to local roads and properties along Yan Yean Road. We'll also install safety barriers in the centre medians and by the roadside along the road. These changes will greatly improve traffic flow and safety by preventing drivers from making risky and uncontrolled right turns.

Some community members might find that they’re having to travel a slightly further distance to get where they need to go. Although this may mean a little longer travel distance, your journey will become more reliable, quicker and much safer once the road is upgraded.

Watch this video about access changes on the project.

The EES

The Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 examined the potential environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of the project and identified how they will be avoided, mitigated or managed. To inform the EES for the project, we completed a series of technical investigations. The EES process was overseen by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

The EES exhibition period took place between 31 August and 5pm on 9 October 2020 and was managed by Planning Panels Victoria.

What's included in the EES?

The Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 EES includes a main EES report that examines the environmental, social, cultural and economic effects of the proposed project and recommends ways to avoid, minimise, manage or offset any adverse effects. The EES documents also include a map book, technical reports and the draft Planning Scheme Amendment.

To inform the EES for the project, we engaged a team of independent specialists to carry out a series of technical investigations and collate the results into a number of reports.

The areas of study include:

  • effects on transport capacity and connectivity
  • effects on biodiversity, including arboriculture, flora and fauna
  • effects on cultural values, including Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage
  • effects on land uses, businesses and social assets
  • effects on the physical environment, including air quality, surface water, groundwater, land contamination, noise and vibration
  • developing a Landscape Strategy for the project.
Find out about the areas of study in the EES.

The EES exhibition

The EES exhibition provided an opportunity for members of the public to submit their views on the Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 EES for consideration by the relevant decision makers.

Accessing the EES

All of the EES documents are available on the EES documents page.

EES documents

The full EES report and all EES attachments are available below. These documents are also available in accessible plain text versions. The EES has been split into chapters for easy access.

EES summary documents
TitlePDFWord (Accessible)
Summary Document Download (PDF, 11.3 MB)Download (DOCX, 1.0 MB)
EES Overview Fact Sheet Download (PDF, 3.3 MB)Download (DOCX, 371.7 KB)

EES chapters
TitlePDFWord (Accessible)
Part 1 - EES introductory ChaptersEES Chapter 00 - Executive SummaryDownload (PDF, 9.2 MB)Download (DOCX, 5.0 MB)
 EES Chapter 01 – IntroductionDownload (PDF, 2.5 MB)Download (DOCX, 3.0 MB)
 EES Chapter 02 – Project RationaleDownload (PDF, 5.9 MB)Download (DOCX, 4.1 MB)
 

EES Chapter 03 – Project Development

Download (PDF, 1.4 MB)Download (DOCX, 2.8 MB)
 

EES Chapter 04 – Environment Effects Statement Assessment Framework

Download (PDF, 1.7 MB)Download (DOCX, 2.6 MB)
 EES Chapter 05 – Project DescriptionDownload (PDF, 3.8 MB)Download (DOCX, 5.3 MB)
 EES Chapter 06 – Communications and EngagementDownload (PDF, 2.9 MB)Download (DOCX, 4.1 MB)
Part 2 - EES Impact Assessment Chapters: Responding to the Scoping RequirementsEES Chapter 07 – Effects on Transport Capacity and ConnectivityDownload (PDF, 13.0 MB)Download (DOC, 11.5 MB)
 EES Chapter 08 – Effects on BiodiversityDownload (PDF, 20.9 MB)Download (DOCX, 8.4 MB)
 EES Chapter 09 – Effects on Social and Cultural ValuesDownload (PDF, 10.2 MB)Download (DOC, 7.4 MB)
Part 3 – EES Impact Assessment Chapters: Additional Impact Assessment SummariesEES Chapter 10 – Effects on Land Uses, Businesses and Social AssetsDownload (PDF, 2.6 MB)Download (DOC, 3.5 MB)
 EES Chapter 11 – Effects on Physical EnvironmentDownload (PDF, 5.8 MB)Download (DOCX, 7.4 MB)
Part 4 – EES Environmental Management and Conclusion

EES Chapter 12 – Environmental Management Framework

Download (PDF, 2.1 MB)Download (DOC, 2.6 MB)
 EES Chapter 13 – ConclusionDownload (PDF, 2.0 MB)Download (DOCX, 2.5 MB)

EES attachments
TitlePDFWord (Accessible)
EES Attachment I – Draft PSADownload (PDF, 3.2 MB)Download (DOCX, 6.1 MB)

EES Attachment II – Legislation and Policy

Download (PDF, 2.6 MB)Download (DOCX, 2.5 MB)
EES Attachment III – Environmental Risk Assessment ReportDownload (PDF, 3.7 MB)Download (DOCX, 501.8 KB)
EES Attachment IV – Communications and Stakeholder Engagement ReportDownload (PDF, 4.0 MB)Download (DOC, 22.1 MB)
EES Attachment V – Swift Parrot Management PlanDownload (PDF, 13.7 MB)Download (DOCX, 9.5 MB)
EES Attachment VI – Map BookDownload (PDF, 39.6 MB)Download (DOCX, 32.3 MB)

EES appendices – specialist technical assessments (additional appendices below)
TitlePDFWord (Accessible)
Technical Report A - Transport Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 33.9 MB)Download (DOCX, 46.9 MB)
Technical Report B1 – Biodiversity Existing Conditions ReportDownload (PDF, 31.5 MB)Download (DOCX, 16.5 MB)
Technical Report B2 – Biodiversity Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 10.9 MB)Download (DOCX, 33.3 MB)
Technical Report C - Arboriculture AssessmentDownload (PDF, 4.1 MB)Download (DOCX, 55.1 MB)
Technical Report D - Social Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 11.4 MB)Download (DOCX, 14.5 MB)
Technical Report E - Business Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 2.5 MB)Download (DOCX, 21.3 MB)
Technical Report F - Aboriginal and Historical Cultural Heritage Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 41.2 MB)Download (DOC, 63.4 MB)
Technical Report G - Landscape StrategyDownload (PDF, 23.0 MB)Download (DOCX, 68.6 MB)
Technical Report H - Planning and Land Use Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 12.2 MB)Download (DOC, 13.1 MB)
Technical Report I - Noise and Vibration Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 19.0 MB)Download (DOCX, 7.2 MB)
Technical Report J - Groundwater Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 14.8 MB)Download (DOCX, 8.7 MB)
Technical Report K - Contaminated Land Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 18.4 MB)Download (DOCX, 1.5 MB)
Technical Report L - Surface Water Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 11.9 MB)Download (DOCX, 9.1 MB)
Technical Report M - Air Quality Impact AssessmentDownload (PDF, 18.7 MB)Download (DOCX, 13.0 MB)

Peer reviews
TitlePDFWord (Accessible)
Peer Review N – Transport Peer ReviewDownload (PDF, 86.3 KB)Download (DOCX, 24.2 KB)
Peer Review O – Biodiversity Peer ReviewDownload (PDF, 913.6 KB)Download (DOCX, 1.5 MB)
Peer Review P –Social and Cultural Values Peer ReviewDownload (PDF, 555.5 KB)Download (DOCX, 1.2 MB)

Fact sheets

Bridge Inn Road intersection artist’s impression

Click on the image and drag the slider to see the existing Bridge Inn Road intersection and an artist’s impression of how the area could look after the project is complete.

An aerial image artist impression of Bridge Inn Road intersection. The bottom left corner has housing and property whereas the other areas surrounding the intersection is full of bare land.
An aerial image of Bridge Inn Road intersection in its existing state. The bottom left corner has housing and property whereas the other areas surrounding the intersection is full of bare land.

Frequently asked questions

What is the status of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2?

Now that the Minister’s Assessment is complete, we’ll develop a detailed design for the project and prepare to seek submissions from contractors to deliver the project. We’ll obtain the relevant planning and environment approvals and commence the land acquisition process. We aim to have a contractor onboard by early 2022 to deliver the project.

Are you impacting the River Red Gum trees from the corner of Bridge Inn Road and Doctors Gully Road?

No. The design for the intersection of Bridge Inn, Doctors Gully and Yan Yean roads will realign the intersection to the north east of the current location to avoid impacting the two River Red Gum trees on the corner of Doctors Gully and Yan Yean roads.

How will access to businesses change at the Bridge Inn Road intersection?

As part of the Upgrade to Yan Yean Road, access to businesses at the intersection of Bridge Inn Road and Yan Yean Road will change. The existing road will be converted to an access road, providing safer access to the Doreen Business Precinct and the businesses on the south-east corner of the intersection. We’ll continue to work with businesses in the Doreen Business Precinct to manage impacts and support them during major construction.

When will construction on the project begin?

We’re preparing to seek submissions from contractors to deliver the project. We aim to have a contractor onboard by early 2022 to deliver the project.

Contact us

If you have further questions about the Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 or about the EES, you can phone us on 1800 105 105 or email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au.

Key dates

EventDate
EES public exhibition31 August 2020 to 9 October 2020 
Directions Hearing27 October 2020
Public Hearing30 November to 16 December 2020
Minister for Planning's Assessment released23 March 2021

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