Mordialloc Bypass

The Mordialloc Bypass is a proposed new 9km arterial road between the end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road, Aspendale Gardens and the Dingley Bypass, Dingley.

In May 2017, the Victorian Government committed $300 million in funding to build the Mordialloc Bypass by late 2021.

VicRoads is currently progressing planning and investigations for the project, with a view to start construction by mid 2019. This timeline is subject to thorough environmental and planning approvals.

Project update - September 2017

The Minister for Planning has made a decision, based on our referral, that an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) is required for the Mordialloc Bypass to investigate potential environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts. You can view the full decision on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website (External link).  


The new bypass will help combat delays and improve safety in one of outer Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.

The new arterial road will improve access to the Dandenong South Employment and Innovation Cluster and industrial areas in Braeside and Moorabbin. Road users will also have improved access to residential, recreation and other activity centres in the area.

The reduced traffic volumes on Springvale Road will improve bus operations, which, together with the provision of a shared pedestrian and cycling path along the Mordialloc Bypass, will provide a more balanced transport network solution for the area.

View the concept design and have your say.

As part of our planning we want you to help us inform and shape our design.  View the concept designs on engagevicroads (External link)  and have your say.

The map will be open for comment until midnight Sunday 1 October 2017. We will then review the feedback and use it to help us as we refine the designs, and provide a summary report about what we heard.

Further planning

We are continuing to assess the project design options and potential project impacts through planning and investigations. 

We will work with local residents to consider the effects of noise, air quality, access and visual features of the project and what mitigation measures can be put in place.   

We are committed to looking after the environment and are continuing our investigations to determine what impacts the project may have and what measures we can put in place to avoid or minimise these impacts, including following the formalised EES process. 

Environmental Effects Statement (EES)

The EES process will assess the potential for significant effects on:

  • The habitat value and quality of wetlands and other habitats adjoining or traversed by the project, especially with regard to threatened species;
  • The surface water and groundwater systems which contribute to the health and habitat quality of adjacent and nearby wetlands, including the Ramsar-listed Edithvale wetland;
  • Indigenous cultural heritage values that may occur within the project alignment;
  • The containment and management of potentially contaminated soils and potential acid sulphate soils; and
  • Amenity values of adjacent land, especially residential land and parkland.

Other potential effects on environmental values will be investigated, however are likely to be amenable to effective management through existing statutory processes and requirements. This includes impacts such as construction noise, traffic and transport impacts and visual impacts etc.

The Minister for Planning will release draft scoping requirements for public comment in late 2017, regarding what the studies will investigate.

These EES investigations will inform the final design of the project and will be assessed by an independent panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.


What happens next?

We will provide the community further information about the Environmental Effects Statement process, including opportunities for input.

We will continue to engage with local residents and community groups with an interest in the project.

We will review the feedback received on the concept designs and provide a summary report in late October/early November.

We will keep you updated as the designs progress.

Contact us

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

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