The Suburban Rail Loop is a new 90- kilometre rail line that will connect Melbourne’s metropolitan train lines from the Frankston Line in the east to the Werribee Line in the west. The first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop is the south-east segment from Cheltenham to Box Hill.
Suburban Rail Loop Stage One includes the following key components:
The Minister for Planning has decided that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) will be required. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will be responsible for administering the EES process on behalf of the Minister. The EES will describe potential environmental effects of the proposed project and outline how to manage environmental effects. The EES scoping requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES.
How to participate
Have your say on the draft EES scoping requirements for the Suburban Rail Loop Stage One by completing an online submission or complete the Word document (from the Document Library below) and upload your submission.
We will review all submissions received and revise the EES scoping requirements, where appropriate. Your feedback will be provided to the Minister for Planning to consider when approving the final scoping requirements. The final version of the scoping requirements will be published online.
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