Montrose Intersection Upgrade

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow, we’re upgrading the Montrose roundabout to a signalised intersection with additional lanes and dedicated turning lanes. 

Project update - August 2022

Following our application to the Planning Minister to ‘fast track’ planning approvals, we received approval of our planning scheme amendment on 7 July 2022. 

Thank you to all community members who provided valuable feedback and insight once again. 

We’re now undertaking detailed planning to prepare for works starting on this important intersection upgrade. We’re working with key stakeholders including Council and the

Stakeholder Reference Group to ensure we carefully consider all of the impacts and issues associated with the delivery of the project. 

If you’d like to find out more about the works or have a general query, please send us an email at [email protected]

About the Project

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow, the Australian Government is investing $67.5 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 all community members who submitted an expression of interest to be part of the Stakeholder Reference Group for the project. 

The Group has now been formed with representatives from the following interest groups:

  • Montrose Township Group
  • Montrose CFA
  • Montrose Football & Netball Club
  • Montrose Primary School
  • Sarah Court Pre-school
  • Residents and business owners

We’ll be working closely with the Group on a number of key project items including timber reuse, Township signage, construction impacts, community events, traffic management and replanting opportunities. 

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

If you wish to provide feedback at any stage or would like to attend a meeting as a resident or business owner, please send an email to [email protected]

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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