Canterbury Road, Waterloo Street to Sunset Drive improvements

We’re improving safety and access on Canterbury Road in Heathmont by opening the median and installing traffic lights at Waterloo Street and making changes at Great Ryrie Street and Sunset Drive. 

What we're doing

The Victorian Government is investing $6.6 million to improve safety and access at the Canterbury Road and Waterloo Street, Great Ryrie Street and Sunset Drive intersections in Heathmont.

Works are expected to start on these important upgrades in 2024. 

Canterbury Road Waterloo Street to Sunset Drive improvements map

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This project will:

  • improve access for vehicles to and from Waterloo Street
  • improve pedestrian safety and connectivity near Waterloo Street
  • keep traffic flowing with the new traffic lights linked with nearby traffic lights to optimise efficiency
  • provide better public transport connectivity in the area 
  • provide safer access to and from side roads.

Project background 

Canterbury Road is a key corridor in Melbourne’s east. At the intersection of Great Ryrie Street and Sunset Drive there has been a significant crash history and in the 5-year period between 2015 and 2019 there have been multiple crashes some of which resulting in serious injuries.


We share the value that the local community places on the environment and as the design progresses, we will make further details available about the vegetation impacts.

While the removal of trees and vegetation is unavoidable, we will work with Council to offset any vegetation impacts.

Get in touch

We’ll be back in touch with the community in 2023 with more information on the project and to update on our planning and timelines.

If you have any further questions or would like more information, please get in touch. 

Email:   [email protected]

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