What are we doing?

Melbourne Water is upgrading the road inside the Yan Yean Reservoir Park.

Yan Yean Reservoir Park is a popular and busy park, especially in the warmer months. In early December 2021 we repaired potholes to avoid a road closure during the summer months.

We are now carrying out a full road upgrade of the main section of road running parallel to the reservoir. Other sections of the road will be repaired along parts leading to the carparks at the southern and northern ends of the park (see map for details).

What do the works involve?

The works will include upgrading and asphalting the roads inside the Yan Yean Reservoir Park (see map for details).

During the works, access to the park will be via a temporary access point on Reservoir Road (indicated in purple on the map) or via the main park entrance off Recreation Road.

Local impacts

Local residents may notice an increase in noise and vehicle movements as a result of these works. Park users will be able to access lookout points at both the southern and northern end of the park, but will not be able to drive between these two points.

Access to the reservoir will be via the locations indicated on the map.

We will make every effort to minimise the impact of these essential works on the local community and the environment, and thank you for your patience.

Location of works

Yan Yean Reservoir is located on Wurundjeri Woi Warrung land and is managed by Parks Victoria. The works will take place within the Yan Yean Reservoir park as illustrated on this map.

We will make every effort to minimise the impact of these essential works on the local community and the environment, and thank you for your patience.

Timing of works

Pothole repairs works were completed in early December 2021. Full road upgrade works started in April 2022. Progress has been steady however due to inclement weather conditions, the project is on hold over winter and will resume in Spring when the weather is suitable for us to lay the remaining asphalt.

The project will be close to completion at the end of September, at which time the gate at the northern end of the will reopen to the public. Once the project is full completed at the end of October, all roads will reopen.

During that time, park visitors can enter from the main park entrance off Recreation Road.

When works resume, they will carried out between 7.30am and 5pm, Monday- Friday in accordance with EPA guidelines.

 

 

Yean Yean Reservoir Road Project Map
Yean Yean Reservoir Road Project Map

 

Last updated:
14 June 2022