Fitzsimons Lane, Eltham and Templestowe

Consultation has concluded

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane 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.

As part of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade, we’ll:

  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Main Road and Porter Street

  • upgrade the intersection at Foote Street

  • install new traffic lights at the Leane Drive T-intersection

  • convert bus lanes to all vehicle use between Porter and Foote Streets

  • build walking and cycling path connections

  • install safety barriers at key intersections.

Project benefits

The Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times through opening lanes to all traffic between Porter and Foote Streets

  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area.



What we heard about the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade.

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade and received over 570 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

  • public transport

  • safety

  • pedestrian and cycling connections

  • the environment

Feedback we received during consultation has been used to update the proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade. We’ll now:

  • add a new U-turn on Porter Street to make access to Templestowe Reserve safer

  • keep the right turn into Hawtin Street from Foote Street

  • provide better pedestrian and cycling connections at the Main Road intersection in Eltham

  • improve bus priority at intersections along Fitzsimons Lane

  • provide dedicated U-turn lane at the Main Road intersection for those wanting to head south on Fitzsimons Lane.


Next steps

The Fitzsimons Lane 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.


What is the Suburban Roads Upgrade

The Northern Roads Upgrade is one of three packages in the Suburban Roads Upgrade. The Suburban Roads Upgrade is a $4 billion investment in the Northern, South-Eastern and Western suburbs to ease congestion, and to make it quicker, easier and safer for commuters to get to where they are going.


In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane 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.

As part of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade, we’ll:

  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Main Road and Porter Street

  • upgrade the intersection at Foote Street

  • install new traffic lights at the Leane Drive T-intersection

  • convert bus lanes to all vehicle use between Porter and Foote Streets

  • build walking and cycling path connections

  • install safety barriers at key intersections.

Project benefits

The Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times through opening lanes to all traffic between Porter and Foote Streets

  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area.



What we heard about the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade.

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade and received over 570 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

  • public transport

  • safety

  • pedestrian and cycling connections

  • the environment

Feedback we received during consultation has been used to update the proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade. We’ll now:

  • add a new U-turn on Porter Street to make access to Templestowe Reserve safer

  • keep the right turn into Hawtin Street from Foote Street

  • provide better pedestrian and cycling connections at the Main Road intersection in Eltham

  • improve bus priority at intersections along Fitzsimons Lane

  • provide dedicated U-turn lane at the Main Road intersection for those wanting to head south on Fitzsimons Lane.


Next steps

The Fitzsimons Lane 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.


What is the Suburban Roads Upgrade

The Northern Roads Upgrade is one of three packages in the Suburban Roads Upgrade. The Suburban Roads Upgrade is a $4 billion investment in the Northern, South-Eastern and Western suburbs to ease congestion, and to make it quicker, easier and safer for commuters to get to where they are going.


Consultation has concluded