What we heard about Yan Yean Road Upgrade - Stage 2

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Thank you for your feedback in the most recent round of community consultation for the Yan Yean Road Upgrade - Stage 2 project. It’s clear that the people of Yarrambat and Doreen greatly value the area’s natural environment and heritage and would like us to protect it while we get on with the job of upgrading Yan Yean Road.

Between 1 to 24 May 2020, we heard from more than 600 community members and received almost 500 responses about the different design options that were being considered.

What we heard

What we heard from your feedback about the project is that:

  • the natural environment is one of the things you love most about living in the area
  • wildlife and local heritage should be protected
  • traffic flow and efficiency to and from where you are going is important to you
  • you would like improved walking and cycling facilities in the area
  • it's important to ensure access to your property, businesses and key community facilities along the road is adequately addressed in the design
  • the road needs to be safer for all transport users in the area.

How people participated

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we moved all consultation online. We provided community members with access to a range of online tools on the Engage Victoria website.

We're pleased to share these statistics from the consultation:

  • 9,481 people visited the Yan Yean Road Upgrade engagement web page
  • 301 people completed a survey to let us know what was important to them
  • 184 people dropped pins on the interactive map
  • 32 people asked a question and had it answered using the public Q&A tool
  • 55 people called or emailed to ask more questions about the project
  • over 110 people attended our online webinars, with 62 questions asked live to the project team.

We also met with landowners, local councils, businesses, schools and other key stakeholders to get their feedback on the proposed design.

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to have your say. Your input has helped us continue to refine the road design, inform the Landscape Strategy and finalise the Environment Effects Statement (EES) that will be publicly exhibited in late August 2020.

What the EES is and what happens next

The EES examines the potential environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of the project and identifies how they will be avoided, mitigated or managed. In late August 2020, the Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 team will commence the exhibition of the EES. This is where we present all our work to the community and other stakeholders.

The EES document is made up of four volumes of detailed information relating to the project. This includes technical impact assessment reports, maps and attachments, including the draft Planning Scheme Amendment.

Before the public exhibition begins, we'll advertise important dates and let you know how you can make a submission. We’re also producing material that will help you understand the technical reports and what they mean for the project.

After the exhibition is complete, an independent panel will consider all the work we’ve done for the EES as well as all the submissions made during the exhibition period. The panel will then make its own recommendation to the Minister for Planning, who will decide on the future of the project. We expect this decision to occur by mid-2021.

Find out more about the Yan Yean Road Upgrade.

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