Works Summary

Construction of the entire length of Forest Street, Yarra Glen.

The construction includes two sections:

Between Steels Creek Road and Ellis Road (743m):
This section of road includes the installation of asphalt pavement, concrete rollover kerb and channel, footpath (outside Primary School) and associated underground drainage.

Ellis Road to Dead-end (387m):
This section of road includes the installation of asphalt pavement, sealed passing bays/crossovers (up to 3m) and open drains.


Background

In 2019 the Federal Government announced a nine year, $150 million funding plan for Yarra Ranges Council to seal roads within the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding areas. This funding program has been named the Roads for the Community Initiative.

Council has prioritised roads that will be constructed through this program to ensure funding is used in a way that will provide maximum benefit to the greatest number of residents and visitors to our area. For information explaining how priority was assigned, please see Roads for the Community FAQ's.

This project has been listed for construction under the Roads for the Community Initiative program and will be facilitated by means of a Special Charge Scheme, whereby landowners and Council form a partnership to fund construction.


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.

    Landowner survey complete.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Design

    • Council’s Project Engineer will coordinate feature survey and design

    View the plans

  • 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.

    Watch the landowner briefing


  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Intent to levy

    • Report to Council 8 December 2020 View agenda & minutes
    • Intent to Levy Notice sent to landowners
    • Landowners may submit formal submissions
    • Review of submissions
    • Report to Council with submissions 27 January 2021 View agenda & minutes
  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Declaration

    • 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 - active

    Construction

    • 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