Overview

Overview

Background

Proponent: Major Road Projects Victoria

Major Road Projects Victoria proposes to continue the Yan Yean Road upgrade from Kurrak Road to Bridge Inn Road, referred to as Stage 2.

The proposal includes:

  • Duplication of 5.5 km of Yan Yean Road, between Kurrak Road, Yarrambat, and Bridge Inn Road, Doreen, from two to four lanes
  • Replacing the roundabouts with traffic lights at Bridge Inn Road and Orchard Road
  • Construction of two new roundabouts at Heard and Jorgensen Avenues and two new signalised intersections at North Oatlands Road and Bannons Lane
  • Upgrading the signalised intersection at Ironbark Road and street lighting at intersections, road signage and landscaping
  • Construction of new drainage and centre median, as well as utility service upgrades and/or relocations
  • Construction of a shared user path on one side and a footpath on the other side for the entire length of the upgrade
  • Installation of continuous safety barriers, which would run along both sides of the road and in the centre median for protection against tree and car collisions.

Process

Scoping Requirements

The scoping requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES.

Draft scoping requirements for this EES were on public exhibition between April and May 2019.

After considering public submissions on the draft scoping requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final scoping requirements in June 2019.

To assist with the interpretation of the final scoping requirements, please view questions and answers containing guidance on their development here.

Consultation Plan

Major Road Project Victoria has prepared a communication and consultation plan for the EES, outlining the opportunities and approaches for its community engagement during the preparation of the EES. The plan has been refined following advice from DELWP and the Technical Reference Group and is published on this web page. The consultation process may be adapted or modified to meet changing community needs and requirements.

Technical Reference Group

DELWP has convened an inter-agency Technical Reference Group at the request of the Minister for Planning to advise DELWP and the proponent on scoping and adequacy of the EES studies and documentation, as well as co-ordination of the EES process with other statutory processes for the project.

The organisations represented on the Technical Reference group are:

  • DELWP
  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
  • Melbourne Water
  • Parks Victoria
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Nillumbik Shire Council

Technical Reference Group representatives are supported by internal experts on specific aspects of the EES studies.

Minister’s Decision EES Required

On 14 October 2018 the Minister for Planning required Major Road Projects Victoria to prepare an Environment Effects Statement (EES) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 to assess the potential environmental effects of the project.

More information

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Documents

Scoping Requirements

EES Consultation Plan

Project documents