Works Summary

The total length of road to be constructed is approximately 928 metres.

Cedar Court, Burns Way, Loch Avenue and Mayview Drive

Sealed pavement generally 5 metres trafficable width

Harvest Close

Sealed pavement generally 3.5 metres trafficable width

All roads

  • Concrete rollover kerb and channel both sides
  • Associated underground drainage will be installed as required
  • Reinstatement of vehicle crossovers

As part of the works, any existing property crossovers will be reinstated to the new road level using a similar material and as close to their current standard as possible.

Additional Works

A footpath will be constructed along one side of Mayview Drive, Burns Way and Loch Avenue, connecting into the existing

footpath network. These works are to be funded by Council and are not included in the Special Charge Scheme.


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 Update - July 2023

Council has received written confirmation from the Commonwealth Government’s Minister for Infrastructure Hon Catherine King MP, of the funding cuts to the Roads for Community program, which will see $47.7 million honoured from the original $150 million commitment.

With this level of funding, Council can continue to progress works on all road projects that have commenced construction, and projects where the contract for works have been awarded.

Payments

On 13 June 2023 Council adopted a report that recommended payment dates for the Special Charge Scheme be modified from 1 July 2023 until 30 June 2033 to 1 July 2024 until 30 June 2034, as the road construction will not commence before charges are due to be levied.

Payment of the special charge will now commence in the 2024/2025 financial year.


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 - complete

    Landowner briefing

    • Accessible online via Council’s website.
    • Invitation letter sent to landowners
    • The briefing will outline design and Special Charge Scheme Statutory process.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Intent to levy

    • Report to Council 26 July 2022 View agenda & minutes
    • Intent to Levy Notice sent to landowners
    • Landowners may submit formal submissions
    • Review of submissions
    • Report to Council with submissions 27 September 2022 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 - incomplete

    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