Yan Yean Road (Stage 2), Yarrambat and Doreen

Consultation on the draft Scoping Requirements has concluded.

Project description

As part of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade (Stage 2), 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 centre and kerb side safety barriers along the road.

Project benefits

The Yan Yean Road Upgrade (Stage 2) 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
  • provide two lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek and Bridge Inn roads
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barrier.

As part of the upgrade, we plan to: add an extra lane in each direction between Kurrak Road and Bridge Inn Road install new and upgrade existing intersections build a walking and cycling path install safety barriers along the road.

Building the project

Due to the rigorous process involved with an EES, the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade has been removed from the Northern Roads Upgrade and will be delivered separately. This is to ensure that the process is transparent, and the contractor is aware of the Environmental Performance Requirements when developing the design during the tender process.

We are still committed to delivering the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade once the EES is complete.

Project description

As part of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade (Stage 2), 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 centre and kerb side safety barriers along the road.

Project benefits

The Yan Yean Road Upgrade (Stage 2) 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
  • provide two lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek and Bridge Inn roads
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barrier.

As part of the upgrade, we plan to: add an extra lane in each direction between Kurrak Road and Bridge Inn Road install new and upgrade existing intersections build a walking and cycling path install safety barriers along the road.

Building the project

Due to the rigorous process involved with an EES, the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade has been removed from the Northern Roads Upgrade and will be delivered separately. This is to ensure that the process is transparent, and the contractor is aware of the Environmental Performance Requirements when developing the design during the tender process.

We are still committed to delivering the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade once the EES is complete.

Consultation on the draft Scoping Requirements has concluded.
  • The Environment Effects Statement (EES) draft Scoping Requirements

    4 months ago

    The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) confirmed in October 2018 that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) was required for the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade. The draft Scoping Requirements were available for feedback between 30 April and 17 May 2019.

    The EES Scoping Requirements set out the specific environmental matters we need to investigate and document for the project. The Scoping Requirements will be finalised soon, following consideration of public comments.

    Visit Planning Victoria to view the draft Scoping Requirements and the EES referral and decision.

    The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) confirmed in October 2018 that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) was required for the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade. The draft Scoping Requirements were available for feedback between 30 April and 17 May 2019.

    The EES Scoping Requirements set out the specific environmental matters we need to investigate and document for the project. The Scoping Requirements will be finalised soon, following consideration of public comments.

    Visit Planning Victoria to view the draft Scoping Requirements and the EES referral and decision.

  • Environment Effects Statement required for the Yan Yean Road Stage 2 Upgrade

    6 months ago

    Major Road Projects Victoria is committed to minimising impacts on the local environment and heritage. Extensive planning studies will be undertaken to help inform state and federal government approvals.

    On 14 October 2018, the Minister for Planning decided that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required for the Yan Yean Road Stage 2 Upgrade. The referral and decision is available on the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning website.

    An EES looks at the potential environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of a project and how they will be managed. As part of the process community will have...

    Major Road Projects Victoria is committed to minimising impacts on the local environment and heritage. Extensive planning studies will be undertaken to help inform state and federal government approvals.

    On 14 October 2018, the Minister for Planning decided that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required for the Yan Yean Road Stage 2 Upgrade. The referral and decision is available on the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning website.

    An EES looks at the potential environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of a project and how they will be managed. As part of the process community will have an opportunity to review and comment on key documents.

    In addition to the EES process in Victoria, this project will be assessed by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity 1999 Act (EPBC Act). MRPV lodged a EPBC referral in December 2018.

    It’s important to note that construction will not commence until the EES is approved.

  • What we have heard

    12 months ago

    In April 2018, we shared our proposed design with you for Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade. We plan to widen the road north of Kurrak Road and we wanted to hear your thoughts about the project.

    When we shared our proposed design with you, many of you gave us feedback. We heard from more than 180 of you at our two community information sessions. You also sent us 214 feedback responses about our design.

    Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts about our proposed design for the upgrade. Your input helps us understand...

    In April 2018, we shared our proposed design with you for Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade. We plan to widen the road north of Kurrak Road and we wanted to hear your thoughts about the project.

    When we shared our proposed design with you, many of you gave us feedback. We heard from more than 180 of you at our two community information sessions. You also sent us 214 feedback responses about our design.

    Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts about our proposed design for the upgrade. Your input helps us understand your needs and shape the design of the project.

    What we heard

    Here’s what you told us about our plans for Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade.

    Environment

    • Trees are a large part of why we live here and we want to keep the green feel of the area.
    • We’d like you to take measures to preserve and enhance the natural environment.
    • We understand the need to remove some trees for safety and bushfire prevention.

    Local access changes

    • Safe and easy access to local sporting facilities and clubs is important to us.
    • The proposed access arrangements will change driveway access to some local streets off Yan Yean Road.

    Safety

    • We support the road widening from a safety and traffic flow perspective.
    • Safety of the bus stops along Yan Yean Road is important to us.
    • We’re pleased about the plans for shared walking and cycling paths along the road.
    • Despite changing the way we access some roads, we understand how the centre median barrier will make it safer to drive through the area.

    Traffic congestion

    • There needs to be a better drop-off area at school pick-up and drop-off times.

    Who participated

    Between 16 April and 7 May 2018:

    • 180 people attended the drop-in community information sessions
    • 55 people who attended a community information session submitted a feedback form
    • 39 people sent feedback forms to us via reply paid envelope
    • 120 people completed a digital feedback form.

    How we invited you to have your say

    In April and May 2018, we:

    • invited 4600 people who live in the project area by mail to our drop-in community information sessions
    • sent those same 4600 people a reply-paid feedback form
    • invited people on the Yan Yean Road Upgrade email list to the community information sessions
    • sent a letter to people who may be directly affected by the upgrade, explaining how the proposed design may change how they access their homes
    • discussed Stage 2 plans with the Community Reference Group
    • created a dedicated project webpage and an engagement portal for you to give feedback online
    • hosted community information sessions at Plenty Valley Christian College and Yarrambat Primary School.

    What happens to your feedback

    We read through and categorised all your comments. We’ve combined your feedback and submitted a detailed consultation report to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for consideration.

    The report included every comment we received from the you and the results of our technical investigations into your local area.

    Based on our submission, the department will consider whether we’ve sufficiently investigated the area to rezone the land for road use.

    Thank you for your feedback

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our proposed design for the upgrade. What you’ve told us has helped us to understand your needs.

    While this stage of consultation for Stage 2 has ended, your feedback will help shape the project as we work further on our designs.