Integrated Transport Plan to support urban renewal for Lilydale Quarry

Our traffic team delivered an Integrated Transport Plan to support the redevelopment of Lilydale Quarry into Kinley Estate, a large residential and retail precinct comprising over 3000 dwellings, a new school, office and retail space.

Lilydale is a north eastern suburb located 34 km from Melbourne CBD and is the largest and fastest growing towns in the Yarra Ranges area.  With the population growing and aging, the growth is being supported by major infrastructure projects including the Lilydale Station Level Crossing Removal, the Lilydale quarry site redevelopment and investment in education, health and community facilities.  

The Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan outlines the sustainable staged development of 163 hectares of the former quarry site over the next 20 years. The quarry site is located on the southern edge of the Lilydale Activity Centre and interfaces educational, industrial, open space and residential areas. The land is bounded by Mooroolbark Road to the west, Maroondah Highway and Melba Avenue to the north, Hull Road to the south and residential neighbourhoods to the east and south-east.

The Plan also outlines commercial land for employment and retail. Known as the Cave Hill Quarry, the limestone pit ceased operation in 2015 and in 2017 the ownership changed to a consortium, including Intrapac Property.

Transport and mobility are fundamental to the creation of a high standard of living.

The transport system is the main component of a municipality's infrastructure. Transport provides opportunities for the movement of people and goods, and connections between locations of living, work and activities. It influences and is influenced by the patterns of urban growth and development. 

Our Traffic Team has been involved with the redevelopment of the Lilydale Quarry since 2014 providing Peer Review, Master Planning through to preparing the comprehensive integrated transport plan to support the urban renewal for Lilydale Quarry.  


Integrated transport planning aims to ensure that there is a suitable, safe and interconnected transport infrastructure for different transport modes such as private car, freight, public transport, walking and cycling, which results in improving the community’s accessibility to jobs, services, recreation and other daily activities.


Focussing on five key areas – active travel like walking and cycling, public transport, road transport, parking and public spaces. the plan's key goals were for walkable neighbourhoods, a well-connected cycling network, and coordinated efficient public transport.

The former Lilydale Quarry will become a major new urban renewal precinct with a master plan that prioritises liveability and sustainability.  It will provide housing diversity, recreation opportunities, services and transport modes that support the future community and integrate with surrounding neighbourhoods. Designed to achieve high levels of walkability, the development will provide social interaction and encourage healthy, active lifestyles, and a vibrant community to live well, learn and thrive.

"Kinley Estate is an impressive development that will enrich Melbourne's East, creating a wonderful place for the community" says  Abseen Anya, Principal Engineer - Traffic, Transport and Parking.  

Abseen Anya is a Principal Engineer, Traffic, Transport and Parking in Victoria.  Read more about our traffic engineering projects.