Canterbury Road Improvements, Waterloo Street to Sunset Drive

We’re improving safety, connectivity and traffic flow at the Canterbury Road and Waterloo Street, Great Ryrie Street and Sunset Drive intersections in Heathmont.

What we're doing 

  • opening the median at Waterloo Street and installing new traffic lights and pedestrian crossings
  • installing dedicated right turn lanes into and out of Waterloo Street
  • removing the U-turn from Canterbury Road travelling eastwards at Great Ryrie Street 
  • adding new line markings and making changes to the traffic light operation on Great Ryrie Street allowing right turns from both lanes
  • making the right turn from Canterbury Road into Great Ryrie Street fully controlled
  • installing a new bus stop and indented bus lane with hook turn on Canterbury Road west of Sunset Drive
  • removing the right turn in and out of Sunset Drive.

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


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.

Bus stop changes

We will convert the existing school bus stop bay on Canterbury Road west of Sunset Drive into a dedicated bus stop for Route 679. We will extend the indented bus lane, construct a new bus shelter, and provide a hook turn for buses to turn into Great Ryrie Street safely.

This new bus stop will provide better connectivity for public transport users, particularly for commuters who live and work south of Canterbury Road.

Canterbury Road Waterloo Street Sunset Dive Upgrade Map

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Artist’s impressions

Click on the green buttons below to see the artist’s impressions of the improvements as before and after sliders.

Before and After of Canterbury Road

Before and After of Sunset Drive and Canterbury Road intersection

Before and After of Waterloo Street and Canterbury Road intersection  

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 ten-year period between 2012 and 2022 there have been multiple crashes, some of which resulted in serious injuries.

Parking changes

To help keep traffic moving and to ensure the safety of drivers, we will be making changes to street parking surrounding the intersection of Canterbury Road and Waterloo Street.

New parking restrictions will be in place to help traffic flow smoothly through the area:

  • A new no stopping at any time zone will be in place on the north side of Canterbury Road between Great Ryrie Street and 241 Canterbury Road.
  • We’ll be changing the existing time based no stopping zone in front of Heathmont Reserve to be no stopping at any time. 
  • A new no stopping at any time zone will be in place along Waterloo Street on the Heathmont Presbyterian Church side from the intersection with Canterbury Road to the church’s southern driveway entrance.

Community feedback

Read more in the Community feedback summary.


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

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

Email:   [email protected]

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