Lilydale Bypass History

Moves to establish a bypass of Lilydale’s Main Street began in the 1950s when retailers wanted to protect their unusually tree-lined wide Main Street. However, increased development in the 1960s led to the Lillydale Shire Council to widen the street and build it on the three existing north-south levels we have today.

By the late 1970s the traders and businesses realised if Lilydale Main Street was to prosper a bypass was needed. Despite their best efforts every time agreement was reached with council and the state government, nothing happened.

If you want to read more below is some of the many articles about the bypass from our society’s files. These have been supplemented with material generously supplied by Maria McCarthy. To read larger versions just click on the image.

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Various Lilydale Bypass brochures and documents of the 2000s.

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays