The joint Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) has been appointed by the Minister for Planning to consider and advise on the Environment Effects Statement (EES) and draft Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) prepared for the project. The IAC comprises Con Tsotsoros (Chair), Elissa Bell and Kate Partenio. See the IAC member biographies here.

The Proposal

The Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 will add a lane in each direction between Kurrak Road and Bridge Inn Road, completing the upgrade of Yan Yean Road from Plenty to Doreen. The project includes:

  • Installing new traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Orchard and Bridge Inn roads
  • Installing new traffic lights at North Oatlands Road, Jorgensen Avenue and Bannons Lane
  • Installing new roundabouts at Heard Avenue and Youngs Road
  • Upgrading the Ironbark Road intersection with traffic lights
  • Building new walking and cycling paths along the full length of the road
  • Adding centre median and kerb side safety barriers along the road.

The Proponent is Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV). MRPV is a dedicated government body charged with planning and delivering major road projects for Victoria and is managing the Project on behalf of the Victorian Government.

View the Project

You can view the EES, draft Planning Scheme Amendment and any related documents free of charge on the Yan Yean Road Upgrade webpage.

Public Exhibition

The project will be on public exhibition between Monday 31 August to 5.00pm Friday 9 October 2020. Submissions are invited during this time and should be made on the submission form below.

Directions Hearing and Public Hearing

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing will be on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Further information about the Directions Hearing arrangements, including venue and time, will be published when determined.

The purpose of the Directions Hearing is to:

  • consider any preliminary or procedural issues and give directions about the conduct of the Hearing including the exchange of any expert witness reports
  • make arrangements for the Hearing, including the Timetable and Hearing venue
  • answer any questions people may have about the Hearing.

Public Hearing

The Public Hearing will be held in the week commencing 30 November 2020 and run for two weeks.

A timetable for the Public Hearing will be published after the Directions Hearing. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission. The Public Hearing is open for anyone to attend.

Privacy and Intellectual Property

Please note that your submission will be treated as a public document in accordance with the Privacy Collection Notice which can be accessed through Document Library) which may include provisions to other parties and display in the Hearing. You should not include any other personal information in the submission, such as email and phone details, unless that information can be made publicly available. You can request access to your personal information held by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning by contacting the Freedom of Information Unit on (03) 9637 8186 or FOI.unit@delwp.vic.gov.au

Make your Submission

You are invited to make a submission to the Inquiry and Advisory Committee on the project. Each submission is a public document will be treated as a submission in response to all the exhibited documents, so only one submission addressing all of your views about the Project is needed. You must make a submission if you wish to make a presentation at the Public Hearing.

Submissions are invited between Monday 31 August and 5.00pm Friday 9 October 2020 and should be lodged using the submission form below on this page.

Please contact Planning Panels Victoria at 136 186 if you need to make a hard-copy submission or have issues lodging your submission on the form below. Please note that electronic submissions are preferred.

This Privacy Collection Notice relates to all submissions collected in relation to the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee (the ‘IAC’). Planning Panels Victoria (PPV) is providing administrative services to the IAC.

PPV is part of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and submissions will be managed in accordance with the Department’s Information Privacy Policy. The Department’s Information Privacy Policy is online at https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/doing-business-with-us/information-privacy.

Use of your submission

Your submission has been collected by the IAC for the purpose of helping to develop its advice to the Minister for Planning in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

Natural justice to participants and transparency are important parts of the IAC process. In meeting its legislative requirements and complying with the Terms of Reference, the IAC may do the following with your submission:

  • Publish a copy of your submission, in its entirety, on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, Engage Victoria website or other Victorian Government website as required
  • Provide a copy of your submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Local Councils, Major Road Projects Victoria, Government Agencies and other parties (submitters) to the process
  • Provide a copy of your personal contact details to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning if needed for notification of Ministerial decisions
  • Display a copy of your submission in the Planning Panels Victoria Office
  • Display a copy of your submission at relevant Local Council, Local Library or Government Offices as appropriate
  • If a Public Hearing is to be held, display a copy of your submission in the Hearing room.

Publication of your personal information on the Internet

The IAC Report will be published on the internet and may include:

  • The name of the submitter
  • Direct quotes from some of the submission
  • The submitter’s name and address as required.

Planning Panels Victoria will remove your submission from the web pages that it controls within six months after the IAC has reported. Planning Panels Victoria cannot guarantee that your submission will be removed from external web pages outside its control.

Hearing of submissions

If a Hearing is required it may be held face to face, via telephone conference or via video link or a combination of these. You should be aware the IAC may:

  • broadcast submissions and proceedings live on the internet
  • record submissions and proceedings
  • make the recording available on request to submitters and parties to the Hearing and third parties
  • publish the recording on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, Engage Victoria website or other Victorian Government website
  • use your phone contact details to contact you during a telephone/video hearing as is necessary.

The IAC will direct that parties do not record online hearings or use them for any other purpose. However, the IAC is unable to guarantee that third parties will not be recording online Hearings, and the use of any such recordings outside the hearing context cannot be regulated by the IAC.

All participants are reminded that during the IAC process, the privacy of others should be respected and to refrain from the defamation of others.

After the Inquiry and Advisory Committee has reported

After the IAC has reported to the Minister for Planning your submission will be removed from all public display within six months.

Your original submission and any additional material provided to the IAC will be held at Planning Panels Victoria for two years and then sent to the Public Records Office of Victoria. All additional copies of the submission and other material held by Planning Panels Victoria will be securely destroyed.

If you have any concerns in respect to the way your personal information or submission will be used please contact Planning Panels Victoria on planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.


For questions about the Inquiry and Advisory Committee process and making a submission please contact:

Name Planning Panels Victoria
Phone 136 186 (Select option 6)
Email planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

For questions about the Minister's Assessment and EES process, please contact:

Name Impact Assessment Unit, DELWP
Phone (03) 8392 5503
Email environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au

For questions about the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade Project, EES documentation, and accessibility requirements please contact:

Name Major Road Projects Victoria
Phone 1800 105 105
Email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au
Website roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/yan-yean-road-upgrade/stage-2