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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 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.

Upcoming projects

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

Projects in progress

The projects below are currently open for consultation or under construction. More projects launching soon. Follow the page to stay up to date.
  • 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 
  • Castella Street Improvements

    Improving the appearance of Castella Street with designated bin areas, landscaping and planting, new seating and more.

    Share your feedback 
  • Public Art in Lilydale

    There are a number of public art projects currently planned for Lilydale including:

    • Lilydale Street Art - funded by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
    • Level Crossing Removal Project public artworks
    • The Civic Centre Redevelopment public artwork
    • The Art & Soul project.

    Find out more about the projects and how you can provide input on the Lilydale Street Art Project at the community meeting on 4th November.

    Find out more 
  • Lilydale Heritage Station Building

    Opportunity exists to repurpose the existing heritage station building for community use on completion of the Lilydale level crossing removal project.

    Expressions of interest are currently being accepted.

    View EOI 
  • 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.

    Visit Level Crossings Victoria for more  

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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.