Update - 16/12/2020

The Public Hearing on the Yan Yean Road (Stage 2) Upgrade concluded on 16 December 2020. The Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) will submit its report to the Minister for Planning (the Miniter) within 40 business days from the completion of the Hearing.

All of the documents presented to the Committee during the pre-hearing and hearing stages are available under the 'Tabled Documents' tab below.

Overview

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 (Stage 2) Upgrade 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 on the Yan Yean Road Upgrade webpage.

Public Exhibition and Submissions

The project was on public exhibition between Monday 31 August to 5.00pm Friday 9 October 2020. You can view the submissions received below:

Directions Hearing and Public Hearing

Tabled Documents

The documents tabled by parties before and during the hearing will be progressively published on the Engage Victoria website. You can view the tabled documents below:

Directions Hearing

Given the physical distancing restrictions, the IAC Directions Hearing was held by video conference using Zoom at 10.00am on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Public Hearing

Given the physical distancing restrictions, the Inquiry and Advisory Committee Hearing was not able to be conducted in person.

The Public Hearing was conducted by video conference using Zoom in the week commencing 30 November 2020 and ran until 16 December 2020.

The purpose of the Public Hearing was to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission.

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

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.

Contact

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