VicRoads proposes to construct a northern highway bypass of the Kilmore and Wallan townships to relieve traffic congestion and the number of heavy vehicles driving through the main streets of Kilmore and Wallan. The Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for the proposal, together with Draft Planning Scheme Amendment documentation were released for public comment.

Terms of Reference

The Minister for Planning appointed a joint Inquiry Panel and Advisory Committee to consider the exhibited documents and public submissions in accordance with the approved Terms of Reference (DOCX, 556.3 KB)

Committee members

The Inquiry Panel / Advisory Committee comprises:

  • Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Helen Martin
  • Henry Turnbull.


The EES was on exhibition between 10 June 2014 and 21 July 2014.

The Inquiry held a directions hearing on 7 August 2014 with the public hearings being held over nine days between 27 August 2014 and 12 September 2014.

The Inquiry will produce a written report for the Minister for Planning in accordance with the timing outlined in the Terms of Reference.

More information

Further information is available on the VicRoads website.

Questions about the public hearing process should be directed to Greta Grivas, Senior Project Officer at Planning Panels Victoria on 8392 6393 or email

Questions related to the Kilmore-Wallan Bypass should be directed to Len Hall at VicRoads – Phone: (03) 5434 5156 or email

Questions relating to the EES should be directed to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Environment Assessment Unit - Phone: (03) 9223 5315 or email