Mordialloc Bypass

The Mordialloc Bypass is a proposed new 9km arterial road linking the end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road to the Dingley Bypass.

By building the Mordialloc Bypass, we’re helping to improve journeys in one of greater Melbourne’s fastest growing areas. The Victorian Government has funded $300 million towards the project.

We recognise that major road projects like this impact the environment and the community. Based on our referral, the Minister for Planning made the decision to carry out an Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Mordialloc Bypass.

The EES will consider the potential environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts, and how we’ll manage these impacts.

Once the EES has been finalised, and after planning and environmental approvals, we expect to begin works by mid 2019 and complete the entire project by late 2021.

Project update - January 2018

We’d like you to participate in a two minute survey to tell us how you would like to receive information about the Mordialloc Bypass and the Environment Effect Statement process. The survey will be open until midnight 11 February 2018.  

In early 2018, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will invite the community to comment on the EES draft scoping requirements, including issues that should be investigated and documented.

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We realise you want shorter travel times, better traffic flow and to feel safer on the road. Through a new 9 kilometre road with two bridges, 4 intersections and a cycling and walking path, the new bypass will deliver all of this to one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.

This new arterial road will also provide:

  • better connections to the Dandenong National Employment and Innovation Cluster and industrial areas in Braeside and Moorabbin 
  • improved access to local residential and recreational centres
  • less traffic on Springvale Road, which will improve bus services 
  • a shared walking and cycling path, offering more travel options.

Environment Effects Statement

The EES will look at the potential environmental, social, economic and cultural heritage impacts of this project, and how we’ll manage these impacts. 

DELWP will manage the EES process, while an independent inquiry panel appointed by the Minister for Planning will consider all the EES documents and submissions.  The panel will provide a report of recommendations to the Minster for Planning. The Minister’s final assessment will then inform the relevant.state authorities for final decisions on the project.   

In early 2018, DELWP will announce when the EES draft scoping documents will be available for public comment. We’ll communicate these dates on our website and via social media.  

The EES will:

  • explain the proposed Mordialloc Bypass
  • outline public and stakeholder engagement activities and any issues raised
  • recommend actions to avoid, minimise or manage environmental impacts
  • propose a plan for monitoring and managing environmental effects during the works.

The potential effects that the EES will study and assess include:

  • the habitat value and quality of wetlands and other habitats near the proposed bypass, especially when it comes to threatened species
  • the water and groundwater systems which contribute to the health and quality of nearby wetlands, including the Ramsar-listed Edithvale-Seaford Wetland
  • indigenous cultural heritage values that may be within the project area
  • the control and management of potentially contaminated soils and acid sulphate soils
  • community facilities and amenities on surrounding land, especially residential land and parkland
  • other impacts such as noise, dust, and traffic conditions.

View our flow chart to understand more about the EES process [PDF 99 Kb]

Get involved

You’re invited to join our pop up sessions to learn more about the project, EES process and ask any questions. Your feedback is important to us.

Visit us at: 


Where: Mordialloc Plaza, 600 Main Street 
When: 19 January 2018, 9am - until late morning due to extreme weather conditions.

Aspendale Gardens

Where: Aspendale Gardens Shopping Centre, Narelle Drive
When: 20 January 2018, 9am–5pm

Moorabbin Airport

Where: Costco Wholesale, 8 Chifley Drive
When: 24 January 2018, 10am–5pm

And in the meantime, we’ll continue to:

  • keep you updated on the project and the EES progress – check back here for any updates
  • give you opportunities to share your local knowledge and provide feedback through community sessions and online discussions.

Technical Reference Group

To provide specialist advice on the EES, a Technical Reference Group (TRG) has been set up. The TRG includes representatives from:

  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • City of Kingston
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • Heritage Victoria
  • Melbourne Water
  • Southern Rural Water
  • Parks Victoria
  • VicRoads

What happens next?

In early 2018, DELWP will invite the community to comment on the draft scoping requirements, including issues that should be investigated and documented.

By mid 2018, all Mordialloc Bypass EES documents, which includes an extensive report on the studies and assessment of the potential impacts and how these impacts should be managed will be finalised.

You can send your written submissions to DELWP by:

Email: [email protected] 

Post: Impact Assessment Unity Planning
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
PO Box 500
East Melbourne VIC 8002

Further environmental planning

We’ve also referred the Mordialloc Bypass to the Department of the Environment and Energy under the Environment Protection, Biodiversity and Conservation ACT 1999.  This act governs the protection of the environment and heritage places.  We’re waiting for a decision from the department.

Contact us

Call:        1800 630 630
Email:     [email protected]
Write: VicRoads Mordialloc Bypass Project Director, 8/168 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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