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

Overview

We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road between Kurrak Road and Bridge Inn Road.

This project aims to improve safety and traffic flow in the area and will complete the Yan Yean Road corridor with two lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek and Doreen.

Design

As part of Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, we will:

  • widen the road from one to two lanes in each direction between Kurrak Road and Bridge Inn Road
  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Orchard Road and Bridge Inn Road
  • install new traffic lights at North Oatlands Road and Bannons Lane
  • install new roundabouts at Heard Avenue and Jorgensen Avenue
  • upgrade the intersection at Ironbark Road
  • add service lanes to give safe access to residential properties
  • build new walking and cycling paths along the full length of the road
  • add a centre and kerb side safety barriers along the road

View a larger version of the Yan Yean Stage 2 map (PDF, 196.8 KB)

Benefits

The Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • improve safety and accessibility to properties on steep land near the Ironbark Road intersection
  • improved access to local and growing residential and recreational centres in the north
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • complete the Yan Yean corridor between Diamond Creek and Doreen
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barrier.

Environmental Effects Statement

Environmental planning

We recognise that the Yan Yean Road Upgrade and other projects in the area impact the environment and community, so we’ve referred the project to the:

  • Victorian Minister for Planning under the Environment Effects ACT (1978) who made the decision that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) was required in October 2018. The decision is available on the planning Victoria website
  • Federal Minister for Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 who will determine if the project will be a controlled action.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will manage the EES process, while an independent inquiry panel appointed by the Minister for Planning will consider all the EES documents and submissions.

The panel will provide a report of recommendations to the Minster for Planning. The minister will then assess the report and provide recommendations to the relevant state authorities for final decisions on the project.

Technical Reference Group

To provide specialist advice on the EES a Technical Reference Group (TRG) has been set up. The TRG includes representatives from:

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Parks Victoria
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Melbourne Water
  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

EES draft scoping requirements

DELWP have advised that the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade EES draft scoping requirements will be available for public comment in early-mid 2019. The Scoping Requirements set out the specific environmental matters we need to investigate and document in the project’s EES. The Draft Scoping Requirements will be finalised following consideration of public comments.

We want to hear from you

Community input is an important part of the EES process. By participating, you can ensure the EES includes the things that matter to you most.

We’ll let you know when the draft scoping requirements are available for feedback. To be kept up to date on when you can have your say, please register for updates below.

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