Quality infrastructure and liveable places

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Quality facilities and infrastructure that meets current and future needs. Places are well planned hubs of activity that foster wellbeing, creativity and innovation.

91%

91% of Council plan actions are on track

Current projects

Find out what we’re doing to support quality infrastructure and liveable places in Yarra Ranges

New footpath from Montrose through to Lilydale

Swansea Road shared footpath

We’re building a shared path to connect Montrose to Lilydale and the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

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kimberley drive and blacksprings road traffic signals chirnside park

Kimberley Drive traffic signals

We’re installing traffic lights and a crossing at Kimberley Drive and Blacksprings Road.

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cement creek road road works

Cement Creek Road upgrade

We’re asphalting the road from Woods Point Road to the Yarra River bridge

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edward road and switchback road traffic light upgrade chirnside park

Edward Road traffic signals

We’re installing traffic lights and a crossing at Edward Road and Switchback Road.

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Kilsyth Centre of Excellence

Kilsyth Centre of Excellence

We’re building a centre for AFL education and development and a Youth Girls Academy.

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MacIntyre Lane road works

MacIntyre Lane road rehabilitation

We’re fixing approximately 3.3 km along MacIntyre Lane in Yering.

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Highlights and initiatives

We think these projects are great and hope you do too

Asset management

  • Council has reviewed the and updated the asset management policy and the approach to managing its total asses portfolio. View the policy
  • Progress on Council’s Strategic Asset Management Plan improves the way we allocate capital budgets towards investments that prioritise community outcomes and benefits.

Community hubs and facilities

  • Council has started a review to better understand opportunities that will provide better experiences in public spaces throughout the municipality.
  • Data is being collected to profile demand and usage for a broad range of service areas at Neighbourhood Houses, the U3A’s and Men’s Sheds to inform the review.

Improved transport

  • We are currently developing an Integrated Transport Strategy outlining how Council will meet future road management needs and the objectives of Yarra Ranges’ broader planning priorities.

Advocacy for improved infrastructure

  • We have secured State and Federal funding for future facilities and sporting venues including:
    • $6.75 million from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, including $3 million for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination, $2.5 million for the Yarra Valley Trail and $1.25 million for Esther Park Synthetic Surface
    • $3 million from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination
    • $1 million from the State Eastern Metropolitan Partnership for the Yarra Valley Trail
    • $10 million for the Pinks Reserve upgrades as part of a State election commitment.

Highlights

  • Completed the major design and development of Burrinja Cultural Centre ready for construction
  • Signed a statement of commitment with twelve service providers to support a feasibility study for a youth health hub that responds to youth health needs
  • Worked with Box Hill Institute to open a new Maternal and Child Health Centre in Lilydale
  • Successfully gained $250,000 from the State Government for a feasibility study into affordable housing in Lilydale

Get the details for all projects that we’re currently working on:

View the mid year report