Childs Road, Mill Park

Consultation has concluded

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade and wanted to hear your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts about our proposed design. You can find out more about what we heard below.

Planning update

The Childs Road Upgrade Planning Scheme Amendment (C232 to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme) was approved by the Minister for Planning and Gazetted on 15 August 2019. The amendment provides site specific controls via an incorporated document permitting development of the project without the need for further planning permits subject to conditions.

Formal feedback from property owners and occupiers, local council, government departments and agencies and other interested parties who may be affected by the Childs Road Upgrade has informed the Planning Scheme Amendment. To view the approved Childs Road Planning Scheme Amendment documentation visit the Planning Victoria website.

As part of the Childs Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue
  • upgrade the roundabout with traffic lights at Bowman Drive
  • upgrade the Dalton Road intersection
  • build a new bridge over Darebin Creek, and upgrade the existing bridge
  • build walking and cycling paths along the road
  • install safety barriers along the road.

The Childs Road Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide an alternative route for eastwest travel that avoids the South Morang and Epping town centres
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade and wanted to hear your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts about our proposed design. You can find out more about what we heard below.

Planning update

The Childs Road Upgrade Planning Scheme Amendment (C232 to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme) was approved by the Minister for Planning and Gazetted on 15 August 2019. The amendment provides site specific controls via an incorporated document permitting development of the project without the need for further planning permits subject to conditions.

Formal feedback from property owners and occupiers, local council, government departments and agencies and other interested parties who may be affected by the Childs Road Upgrade has informed the Planning Scheme Amendment. To view the approved Childs Road Planning Scheme Amendment documentation visit the Planning Victoria website.

As part of the Childs Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue
  • upgrade the roundabout with traffic lights at Bowman Drive
  • upgrade the Dalton Road intersection
  • build a new bridge over Darebin Creek, and upgrade the existing bridge
  • build walking and cycling paths along the road
  • install safety barriers along the road.

The Childs Road Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide an alternative route for eastwest travel that avoids the South Morang and Epping town centres
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.

Consultation has concluded
  • What we heard about the Childs Road Upgrade

    5 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade. The latest community update is now available.

    In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade and received over 120 pieces of feedback from the community in the area. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

    During consultation, we heard the following themes are important to the community:

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade. The latest community update is now available.

    In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade and received over 120 pieces of feedback from the community in the area. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

    During consultation, we heard the following themes are important to the community:

    • traffic congestion
    • local access
    • safety
    • the environment

    Feedback we received during consultation has been used to update the proposed design of the Childs Road Upgrade. We’ll nowupgrade the Dalton Roadintersection to improve safety forthose U-turning at Beaumont Crescent.

    Next steps

    The Childs Road Upgrade is part of the Northern Roads Upgrade, which will upgrade six key roads in the north. The Northern Roads Upgrade will be delivered as 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) on 25 March 2019 to deliver 12 projects as part of the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades.Construction will start from 2020.