Multi-billion-dollar transport projects will soon transform the Yarra Ranges, slashing travel times, reducing congestion and enhancing connectivity across the region. 

Work continues at pace to eliminate dangerous level crossings and build two new stations on the Lilydale train line. By 2025, the entire line will be level-crossing free, offering residents a safer and faster journey.

From 2028, the ambitious North East Link will divert more than 15,000 trucks from local roads and slash travel times by up to 35 minutes, paving the way for a smoother commute. The works will include a comprehensive modernisation of the Eastern Freeway featuring a high frequency busway, with services at one-minute intervals at peak times, a network of new walking and cycling paths, and 2 hectares of parkland and wetlands. 

The wheels are also in motion on the $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop East. This ambitious network is expected to foster economic growth, ease traffic woes and dramatically improve accessibility across the outer east.