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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 completion of 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.

Your feedback now being sought around Cave Hill Road Crossing removal

The Level Crossing Removal Program are proposing the removal of the Cave Hill Road, Lilydale level crossing, a road closure and the construction of a new pedestrian underpass beneath the existing rail corridor. Early works will start later this year, with boom gates gone for good by 2025. The closure of this level crossing will help to create a level crossing-free Lilydale Line which will change how locals live, work and travel.

As part of this process, the Project are seeking consultation with the community and asking for feedback, this opened on 27 February 2023 and will be open until 24 March 2023.

Please visit Engage Victoria to view the Projects proposal and submit feedback.

If you have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact Level Crossings on 1800 105 105 or

Upcoming projects

Click on the icons below to find out more about the exciting projects that are set to shape a new Lilydale.

Recent projects

  • 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.

    Share your feedback 

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Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.