Jumping Creek Road Upgrade

The Jumping Creek Road Development Framework was endorsed at the July 2016 Council meeting with the first stage of works due to commence in 2018.

Jumping Creek Road upgrade

Jumping Creek Road is an important local link road that currently carries in excess of 8,100 vehicles per day (vpd), with the traffic volume expected to double to 15,000 vpd by 2035.

Jumping Creek Road connects Ringwood-Warrandyte Road in Warrandyte to Homestead Road in Wonga Park, as well as surrounding suburbs and the tourist destinations of the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges.

Between January 2009 and December 2013, a total

The Jumping Creek Road Development Framework was endorsed at the July 2016 Council meeting with the first stage of works due to commence in 2018.

Jumping Creek Road upgrade

Jumping Creek Road is an important local link road that currently carries in excess of 8,100 vehicles per day (vpd), with the traffic volume expected to double to 15,000 vpd by 2035.

Jumping Creek Road connects Ringwood-Warrandyte Road in Warrandyte to Homestead Road in Wonga Park, as well as surrounding suburbs and the tourist destinations of the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges.

Between January 2009 and December 2013, a total of 17 crashes resulting in casualties were reported at Jumping Creek Road, including one fatal crash.

With the road failing to provide a safe route for the current usage of the road, it is considered that the existing road cannot safely accommodate any significant increase in traffic volumes, without an upgrade.

The Jumping Creek Road upgrade will deliver safe, sustainable, functional and site responsive infrastructure that protects and enhances the local landscape.

Budget and Timing

The current estimated cost to deliver the upgrade is $17.9 million and works will be carried out progressively between late 2018 and 2026. See our news updates below for further information.

Jumping Creek Road Community Reference Panel

In January 2017, Council established a Jumping Creek Road Community Reference Panel, which consists of both residents and relevant local business / community group representatives.

The panel will provide an opportunity for Council to provide updates, highlight issues, respond to queries and share ideas with the community and to receive feedback on proposals about the design and reconstruction of Jumping Creek Road.

The panel will also consider issues previously raised by the community during the consultation process for the Jumping Creek Road Development Framework.

For any further details on the Jumping Creek Road project, please contact Liz Lambropoulos, Traffic and Transport Engineer on 9846 0571 or via email liz.lambropoulos@manningham.vic.gov.au(External link).


  • Service relocation works progressing

    25 days ago
    Works to relocate telecommunications, water and gas lines between Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Nelson Drive are progressing as part of stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road upgrade.

    These works started in November 2018, over summer some electrical relocation works were delayed due to warm weather.

    While the relocation works are underway, Council is finalising the design of stage 1A of the road upgrade. This will include a planning permit process, which is anticipated to be advertised for public comment during April/May.

    Works to relocate telecommunications, water and gas lines between Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Nelson Drive are progressing as part of stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road upgrade.

    These works started in November 2018, over summer some electrical relocation works were delayed due to warm weather.

    While the relocation works are underway, Council is finalising the design of stage 1A of the road upgrade. This will include a planning permit process, which is anticipated to be advertised for public comment during April/May.
  • Stage 1A update – AusNet electrical cable works to get underway

    5 months ago

    AusNet will be starting works to relocate electrical cables along Jumping Creek Road, between 373 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 292 Jumping Creek Road, on Wednesday 14 November.

    We’re in the process of finalising the design for stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road upgrade, which includes lowering a road crest by 1.8 to 2 metres, to improve the lines of sight for traffic on this stretch of the road.

    Before the upgrade can begin, electrical cables near the road crest need to be relocated and power poles will need to be removed. This is to reduce roadside hazards and improve safety.

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    AusNet will be starting works to relocate electrical cables along Jumping Creek Road, between 373 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 292 Jumping Creek Road, on Wednesday 14 November.

    We’re in the process of finalising the design for stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road upgrade, which includes lowering a road crest by 1.8 to 2 metres, to improve the lines of sight for traffic on this stretch of the road.

    Before the upgrade can begin, electrical cables near the road crest need to be relocated and power poles will need to be removed. This is to reduce roadside hazards and improve safety.

    The works being undertaken by AusNet are anticipated to take 5 to 6 weeks to complete. We've been advised that some traffic delays may be experienced during these works. For more information on changing traffic conditions, contact AusNet.

  • Proposed works by AusNet to relocate electrical cables

    8 months ago

    Update on Stage 1A of Jumping Creek Road Upgrade

    We’re in the process of finalising the design for stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road Upgrade. Part of this design includes lowering a road crest* by 1.8 to 2 metres, to improve the line of sight for ascending and descending traffic on this stretch of the road.

    The stretch of road to be lowered is located between 373 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 292 Jumping Creek Road.

    Before construction can begin, electrical cables in the vicinity of the road crest must be relocated and power poles will need to be removed. The...

    Update on Stage 1A of Jumping Creek Road Upgrade

    We’re in the process of finalising the design for stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road Upgrade. Part of this design includes lowering a road crest* by 1.8 to 2 metres, to improve the line of sight for ascending and descending traffic on this stretch of the road.

    The stretch of road to be lowered is located between 373 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 292 Jumping Creek Road.

    Before construction can begin, electrical cables in the vicinity of the road crest must be relocated and power poles will need to be removed. The power poles will be removed in Stage 1A to eliminate them as roadside hazards and ensure safety requirements are met.

    The relocation of the electrical cables will be undertaken by AusNet (as the service authority) on behalf of Manningham Council. The cable works must be completed before civil construction can begin.

    We expect that AusNet will be begin relocating cables in the next 6 to 8 weeks.

    *a road crest is a point in a road where the road climbs or descends and often impedes on a drivers line of sight.

  • Jumping Creek Road Stage 3 – Survey Results

    9 months ago
    Intersection 2

    Stage 3 of the Jumping Creek Road Upgrade addresses safety concerns raised by the community affecting the section between Yarra and Homestead Roads, including the Wonga Park township.

    For the intersections of Jumping Creek Road with Dudley and Yarra Roads, we developed a concept design in consultation with our Community Reference Panel. This design reduces the speed of traffic and improves pedestrian and community safety, as shown below.

    Intersection options

    We sought the community’s preference on the type of signals needed at the intersection of Jumping Creek Road and Dudley Road.


    There were 2 options available:

    1. Full intersection signals...


    Stage 3 of the Jumping Creek Road Upgrade addresses safety concerns raised by the community affecting the section between Yarra and Homestead Roads, including the Wonga Park township.

    For the intersections of Jumping Creek Road with Dudley and Yarra Roads, we developed a concept design in consultation with our Community Reference Panel. This design reduces the speed of traffic and improves pedestrian and community safety, as shown below.

    Intersection options

    We sought the community’s preference on the type of signals needed at the intersection of Jumping Creek Road and Dudley Road.


    There were 2 options available:

    1. Full intersection signals at the Jumping Creek Road/Dudley Road intersection. All traffic into and out of Dudley Road and pedestrian movements will be controlled with signals.

    2. Pedestrian Operated Signals only across Jumping Creek Road. The movements into and out of Dudley Road will be controlled with a Stop sign only. Pedestrians crossing Dudley Road will need to cross when safe to do so, without signals.

    We received 88 responses through the online survey, via email and phone.

    The majority of the respondents preferred the installation of the full intersection signals at the Jumping Creek Road/Dudley Road intersection.

    A breakdown of the survey results is shown on the pie chart below.


    The next steps

    We will continue to develop the preferred intersection option through to the detailed design stage. This will include:
    • a road safety audit
    • assessment of the impact on the surrounding vegetation, adjoining properties and service assets, eg. Telstra
    • further consultation, as required.

    Once the intersection design has been further developed, we will start the concept design for the length of the road between Dudley Road and Homestead Road over the next year.

    This will also involve the design for lowering the road crest to the east of Dudley Road to improve sight lines. A footpath along the north side of the road will also be included.

  • Jumping Creek Road - Survey submissions now closed

    11 months ago

    Thanks to everyone who provided their feedback. A project update including the results of the consultation will be available very soon.

    Thanks to everyone who provided their feedback. A project update including the results of the consultation will be available very soon.

  • Jumping Creek Road Upgrade - Survey Results

    12 months ago

    Late last year we invited local residents and community to tell us their comments and preferences on a footpath along Jumping Creek Road, between Yarra Road and Homestead Road.

    Your feedback showed that the majority of people who responded want to:

    • Retain the footpath along the north side of Jumping Creek Road
    • Widen the path to 1.5m, rather than constructing a path on the south side of Jumping Creek Road.
    Many people also commented on their preference for a sealed path, such as asphalt, to better cater for pedestrians of all abilities.

    The feedback received will help inform the design...

    Late last year we invited local residents and community to tell us their comments and preferences on a footpath along Jumping Creek Road, between Yarra Road and Homestead Road.

    Your feedback showed that the majority of people who responded want to:

    • Retain the footpath along the north side of Jumping Creek Road
    • Widen the path to 1.5m, rather than constructing a path on the south side of Jumping Creek Road.
    Many people also commented on their preference for a sealed path, such as asphalt, to better cater for pedestrians of all abilities.

    The feedback received will help inform the design of Stage 3 of the Jumping Creek Road Upgrade. This includes the Wonga Park Township and area between Yarra Road and Homestead Road.
  • Stage 1A construction scheduled (Ringwood-Warrandyte Road to Nelson Drive)

    about 1 year ago

    Detailed design for Stage 1A is currently being finalised and construction works are scheduled to commence in June 2018. Some traffic disruption is expected during the works, however every effort will be made to ensure that Jumping Creek Road remains open to traffic at all times.

    These works will include:

    • lowering the road to provide improved sight lines at the crest
    • construction of the road including kerb and channel as well as underground drainage
    • construction of a gravel pedestrian path along the west side of the road
    • installation of guard rail on both sides of the road, as required
    • construction...

    Detailed design for Stage 1A is currently being finalised and construction works are scheduled to commence in June 2018. Some traffic disruption is expected during the works, however every effort will be made to ensure that Jumping Creek Road remains open to traffic at all times.

    These works will include:

    • lowering the road to provide improved sight lines at the crest
    • construction of the road including kerb and channel as well as underground drainage
    • construction of a gravel pedestrian path along the west side of the road
    • installation of guard rail on both sides of the road, as required
    • construction of a retaining wall on the east side of the road at the crest
    • associated vegetation removal and revegetation works.
  • Stage 1 design underway (Ringwood-Warradyte Road to Jumping Creek Bridge)

    about 1 year ago

    The preliminary design for the Stage 1 works has been completed in consultation with the Jumping Creek Road Community Reference Panel. A planning permit application for Stage 1A is due to be submitted in February 2018. This is required for vegetation removal, construction of retaining walls and a pedestrian path along this section of Jumping Creek Road.

    Construction of Stage 1 will be undertaken in the following stages:

    • Stage 1A (commencing June 2018): Ringwood- Warrandyte Road to Nelson Drive (subject to planning approval)
    • Stage 1B (commencing in early 2019): Nelson Drive to the approach of the Jumping Creek...

    The preliminary design for the Stage 1 works has been completed in consultation with the Jumping Creek Road Community Reference Panel. A planning permit application for Stage 1A is due to be submitted in February 2018. This is required for vegetation removal, construction of retaining walls and a pedestrian path along this section of Jumping Creek Road.

    Construction of Stage 1 will be undertaken in the following stages:

    • Stage 1A (commencing June 2018): Ringwood- Warrandyte Road to Nelson Drive (subject to planning approval)
    • Stage 1B (commencing in early 2019): Nelson Drive to the approach of the Jumping Creek Bridge

    Staging of the works is necessary to ensure that works affecting traffic are limited to minimise impacts during the fire danger season.

  • Jumping Creek Road News Updates

    over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your feedback

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the provision of a footpath on Jumping Creek Road between Yarra Road and Homestead Road. The survey closed on Wednesday 15 November.

    The options for consideration include:

    • The retention of the existing gravel path along the north side of Jumping Creek Road in its current form
    • Construction of an asphalt path on the south side of Jumping Creek Road
    • The upgrade of the existing gravel path along the north side of the road to a maximum width of 1.5m, subject to vegetation impacts.

    The footpath is a key action of the Jumping Creek Road Development Framework that was adopted by Council in late 2016.

    Thanks for your feedback

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the provision of a footpath on Jumping Creek Road between Yarra Road and Homestead Road. The survey closed on Wednesday 15 November.

    The options for consideration include:

    • The retention of the existing gravel path along the north side of Jumping Creek Road in its current form
    • Construction of an asphalt path on the south side of Jumping Creek Road
    • The upgrade of the existing gravel path along the north side of the road to a maximum width of 1.5m, subject to vegetation impacts.

    The footpath is a key action of the Jumping Creek Road Development Framework that was adopted by Council in late 2016.