Lilydale is the largest urban centre in its region, providing the surrounding districts with a broad range of services and facilities, including retail, industrial, health, community, civic, educational and recreational.
Over past decades, the town’s layout and design have revealed problems. The town lacks a sense of centre, or focal point, and its areas of activity are fragmented. There has also been ongoing uncertainty over a potential bypass for the town, which has exacerbated these problems.
Despite this, there is a strong sense of community and significant assets, notably its majestic tree-lined streets, heritage buildings, and sweeping views.
With unprecedented investment occurring in the centre, in the form of the Lilydale quarry redevelopment, the level crossing removal and new station, and other initiatives, the town is now at an important juncture in time. There is an opportunity to maximise the benefits of this investment and shape the town’s future as never before.
As part of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions' Suburban Revitalisation Program, in partnership with Council, funding has been made available for various projects around Lilydale.
Find out more about the projects below, share your feedback and help shape a new Lilydale.
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Projects in progress
Lions Park improvements
Improvements to the open space along Olinda Creek from Hardy Street, across Main Street to the Lilydale Recreation Reserve. Opportunities include possible nature play and improvements to pedestrian thoroughfare.
Lilydale Railway Crossing Removal
The state governments railway crossing removal project is well underway. Find out more about the project on the Level Crossing Removal website.