Montrose Intersection Upgrade

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow we’re planning to upgrade the Montrose intersection by removing the roundabout and installing new traffic lights and lanes. 

Project update - February 2022

Thank you to all members of the community who took the time to review the planning documentation and submit feedback via the project mailbox.

Anyone who would like to provide feedback or have input regarding the project can email the project mailbox at [email protected]

We’re now seeking expressions of interest from the Montrose community to be part of a Stakeholder Reference Group. This group will work directly with the project team to contribute ideas and have input into various elements of project delivery including: 

  • the timber reuse program
  • the replanting strategy
  • the urban design elements
  • the delivery strategy

If you would like to be part of the Stakeholder Reference Group, you can submit an expression of interest before Monday 28 February 2022. The terms of reference is also available to view before making a submission. 

We’ve also prepared a community engagement report that summarises the feedback we received from our online consultation sessions, key stakeholder meetings, social channels, feedback forms and project mailbox. 

A link to the report can be found here [PDF 446 Kb].

As part of next steps, we’re now submitting an application to the Minister for Planning to exercise powers under Section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to ‘fast track’ the planning process.

The intersection design remains relatively unchanged with only a minor change to the centre median strip on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road to allow delivery trucks to the Montrose IGA to turn right into the existing laneway. 

If you wish to provide feedback at any stage, please send an email to [email protected] and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. 

About the Project

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow, the Australian Government is investing $44.5 million to upgrade Canterbury Road between Bayswater and Montrose. 

As part of this upgrade, we’re proposing to upgrade the Montrose roundabout to a signalised intersection, adding new lanes and providing dedicated turning lanes on all approaches. 

The new lights will ensure a smoother journey during peak periods and provide safer crossings for the local community to access the Montrose township.

Since our initial consultation with the community in December 2017, we have heard and share, the community’s wish to make sure the upgrade fits in with the character and needs of Montrose.

We understand how important it is to local people that we work as hard as we can to keep as many trees as possible.

That’s why we’ve refined our design to reduce tree losses, improve local amenity and create a safer, more pedestrian friendly, Montrose township.

Artist impression images of what the upgrade will look like are shown below.

Montrose roundabout vegetation

Completed Montrose roundabout

Montrose roundabout aerial view

Project scope

The updated design includes:

  • Replacing the Montrose roundabout with traffic signals.
  • New pedestrian crossings at Mount Dandenong Road, Montrose Road and Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. 
  • Providing an additional through lane in the inbound and outbound direction 
  • Providing dedicated right turn lanes and left slip lanes for all approaches
    • Providing an additional third lane outbound from the Canterbury Road and Mount Dandenong Road intersection, through the Montrose Road intersection and returning to two lanes after the Leith Road crossing
  • Relocating the existing pedestrian crossing on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road closer to Devenish, with better connection to the local shops
  • Formalising traffic movements on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road with a dedicated right turn lane provided at Devenish Avenue
  • Saving more than 60 trees with additional planting and landscaping to occur
  • New trees planted in the centre median on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and retaining the existing centre median trees. 
  • Improved community facilities and landscaping including a carefully landscaped boulevard along Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. 
  • New pedestrian crossing on Mount Dandenong Road at Stradbroke Road with improved access to the CFA. 

A map of the new design is shown below:

Montrose intersection upgrade 

View a larger version of the map

Community consultation

Thank you to every community member that took the time to provide feedback on the new design for the Montrose intersection upgrade or attended one of our online information sessions held in December 2020. 

There was a significant amount of feedback provided to us that has helped to inform our decision making. 

From the feedback we received, we identified that there may be further questions from the community about the new design and as a result we’ve put together a detailed fact sheet that aims to answer as many of these questions as possible. 

The Montrose roundabout intersection Fact Sheet can be found here [PDF 135 Kb]

We’ve also prepared a community engagement report that summarises the feedback we received from our online consultation sessions, key stakeholder meetings, social channels, feedback forms and project mailbox. 

A link to the report can be found here [PDF 446 Kb].

As part of next steps, we’re now submitting an application to the Minister for Planning to exercise powers under Section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to ‘fast track’ the planning process.

The intersection design remains relatively unchanged with only a minor change to the centre median strip on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road to allow delivery trucks to the Montrose IGA to turn right into the existing laneway. 

If you wish to provide feedback at any stage, please send an email to [email protected] and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. 

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

Planning Documents

Explanatory Report [PDF 539 Kb]

Instruction Sheet [PDF 73 Kb]

Schedule to Clause 45.12 [PDF 26 Kb]

Schedule to Clause 72.04 [PDF 87 Kb]

Incorporated Document [PDF 189 Kb]

SCO Map [PDF 454 Kb]

Flora and Fauna Assessment [PDF 30 Mb]

Arboricultural Assessment & Report - Canterbury Road Upgrade Project, Montrose [PDF 29 Mb]

Stakeholder reference group documents

Expressions of Interest [DOC 1.18 Mb]

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