Due to insufficient landowner support, this project will not be proceeding.

Works Summary

Proposed description of works:

  • Bitumen spray seal over 150mm of crushed rock base.
  • Width varying between 3.5 to 5.0 metres following the existing road alignment.
  • Reshaped existing table drains.


In 2015, landowners petitioned to Council for the construction of Charteris Road, Blacks Road and Alex Thomson Drive as a special charge scheme.

Delays in progressing the petition primarily relate to Council’s capacity to contribute towards a large number of competing road and other infrastructure improvement projects throughout the municipality.

Landowners will be surveyed in early 2022 to determine their support for a special charge scheme to construct the roads.

Project Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Landowner consultation

    • Questionnaire sent to all landowners affected to gauge your support for proposal.
    • Special Charge Scheme road construction projects only proceed where both Council and a majority of landowners are supportive of the proposal.

    Questionnaire closed.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete


    • Council’s Project Engineer will coordinate feature survey and design
  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Landowner briefing

    • Accessible online via Council’s website.
    • Invitation letter sent to landowners
    • The briefing will outline design and Special Charge Scheme Statutory process.
    • Transcript available in related links
  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Intent to levy

    • Report to Council
    • Intent to Levy Notice sent to landowners
    • Landowners may submit formal submissions
    • Review of submissions
    • Report to Council with submissions
  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete


    • Declaration of Special Charge Scheme Notice sent to landowners
    • Landowners may apply for Council’s Declaration of the Special Charge to be reviewed at VCAT
    • If no appeals to VCAT the project will be tendered
    • If an appeal is lodged at VCAT the project will be put on hold until a written decision has been made
  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete


    • Contractor engaged via tender
    • Notification of works commencement letter sent to landowners
    • Works complete
    • Final costs of project reported to Council
    • Letter sent to landowners to notify final cost

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Roads for the Community Initiative Team
Phone 1300 368 333
Email mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au