We’re planning for the Ballan Road Intersection Upgrade in Wyndham Vale. We’re looking at solutions to reduce travel times, improve safety and cater for population growth and increased vehicle movements.
We’re considering potential options to:
- remove the existing roundabout and replace with traffic signals
- upgrade the roundabout and add traffic lights to control traffic flow
- improve public transport infrastructure at the intersection
- improve walking and cycling infrastructure at the intersection.
Planning and development
We’re currently undertaking planning and development work to inform the Ballan Road Intersection Upgrade. This includes traffic modelling, environmental and site investigations, planning and social studies.
This will give us a complete picture of the area, allow us to understand environmental and social impacts, develop design options and confirm scope and costs of the different options.
A business case is currently being developed and our planning work is expected to be complete in late 2023. The business case is a comprehensive document that will provide a detailed examination of the intersection upgrade to help inform government decision-making.
Community and business feedback
From 20 March to 9 April 2023, we asked for community and local business feedback via Engage Victoria to help inform planning and shape development of design options for the upgrade. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback. More than 700 community and business surveys were completed, and more than 60 pieces of feedback were provided on our interactive map.
Feedback has helped us understand how people currently use the intersection as well as views on safety, traffic flow and what we should consider in our planning. We also heard how local businesses operate and use the intersection.
Feedback highlighted strong support for the Ballan Road Intersection Upgrade to improve safety and reduce travel times.
- 94% of community respondents and 91% of business respondents support an upgrade
- 80% of community members are supportive of the intersection potentially being converted to traffic lights in future
- 86% of community respondents have concerns with the intersection. When asked what concerns they have (multiple choice), the top responses were traffic flow (90%), safety (64%) road user behaviour (49%) and travel times (47%)
- 82% of community respondents rated traffic flow as poor or very poor, 13% said fair, and 5% said good or very good.
For further information on what we heard view the Community and Business Consultation Summary (PDF, 5.8 MB).