1 April 2022

Nell Street design

As part of planning for North East Link we're proposing changes to local roads in your area. During consultation with residents, we heard that retaining 2-way access at Nell Street and Greensborough Road is important.

We've developed an updated design to do this, improving local access once North East Link is built.

The design includes:

  • better access to Greensborough College and Grimshaw Street
  • improved options for public transport and school bus routes
  • better pedestrian and cycling paths

As part of this proposed design we need to slightly widen the Greensborough Road Reserve at Nell Street.

Planning Scheme Amendment

Before we widen the intersection at Nell Street, we need to seek approval from the Minister for Planning to amend the Banyule Planning Scheme.

We've prepared a draft Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) as part of this process. Planning Schemes set out how land can be used and developed. The Nell Street PSA is now available for your comment.

How can I have my say about the proposed changes?

Public consultation on the Planning Scheme Amendment will commence on Tuesday 19 April and finish on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

You can view the documents and submit comments on the Engage Victoria website or by posting your submission with a cover letter to North East Link Program, GPO Box 2392, Melbourne, VIC 3001.

All submissions must state the name and the address of the person submitting. Please note that all submissions will be treated as public documents.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Planning Scheme Amendment?

All local councils have planning schemes in place. Planning schemes set out how land can be used, including what can be built on and under it. North East Link Program will seek approval from the Minister for Planning for a PSA to facilitate the updated design at Nell Street and Greensborough Road.

Why are you undertaking a Planning Scheme Amendment process for Nell Street?

To build North East Link and for Nell Street to retain access to Greensborough Road, the intersection needs to be widened to maintain safety for drivers and pedestrians.

This increases North East Link’s project boundary requiring a Planning Scheme Amendment.

How are you engaging the community about the Nell Street design?

We're updating the design at Nell Street based on what we heard from the local community. We're working directly with residents impacted by the design change. Locals can provide feedback on the design change at Engage Victoria.

Will any trees be lost?

The Nell Street design changes will impact some trees. These trees will not be removed until major works to complete the M80 and build a new Grimshaw Street intersection begin in 2024.

The final design by the appointed contractor will seek to keep as many trees as possible. For every tree removed to build North East Link, at least 2 will be planted – delivering one of the largest tree planting programs for a major transport project in Victoria.

When will construction on Nell Street begin?

Major works for the M80 Ring Road Completion is expected to start in 2024. North East Link community engagement will continue to keep local residents updated as planning and construction progresses.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions about the Planning Scheme Amendment process, please call 1800 105 105, email community@northeastlink.vic.gov.au or visit the North East Link Watsonia Hub at 17 Watsonia Street, Watsonia.

This information is current at the time of publication, however changes may occur. Please visit our website for the latest updates.