Suburban Rail Loop East (SRL East) will connect our growing health, education, retail and employment precincts in Melbourne’s east and south east between Cheltenham and Box Hill.

It involves delivering:

  • Twin 26-kilometre rail tunnels
  • Four new stations with interchanges to existing stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Glen Waverley and Box Hill
  • A transport super hub at Clayton for regional passengers
  • Two new stations at Monash and Burwood
  • A stabling facility and power supply substation at Heatherton
  • An emergency support facility at Mount Waverley, including an intervention and ventilation facility and backup control centre
  • A power supply substation at Burwood
  • A dedicated fleet of new high-tech trains to transform how Melbourne moves.

SRL is a step closer to construction with the release of the Business and Investment Case outlining how it will deliver more jobs, better services and access to housing as Victoria continues to grow. You can provide your feedback on the Business and Investment Case here.

Environment Effects Statement

Major projects like the city and state-shaping SRL East require extensive statutory approvals.

SRL East will be subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) – our State’s most comprehensive and transparent environmental assessment process.

The EES will assess potential impacts on people and places associated with rail infrastructure for SRL East supported by a range of technical studies and assessments.

The EES for SRL East needs to be assessed and project approvals granted before major construction can begin.

As part of preparing the EES, we have been gathering your feedback on SRL East, including areas, design considerations and construction impacts that are important to you.

Your feedback is already helping us shape SRL's planning and design and is a key part of the EES which will go on public display in November 2021.

We will continue to engage with communities and key stakeholders throughout the project.

Get involved

Based on your feedback from our recent engagement, we’re providing further information about a range of scope items for SRL East before the EES goes on exhibition in November this year, when you’ll be able to make a formal submission.

More information is now available in our virtual information room about the alignment and tunnel depths, station construction footprints, and traffic and transport changes for local areas.

Further design details about supporting infrastructure, including the stabling facility at Heatherton, the emergency support facility at Mount Waverley and the power supply substation at Burwood has also been released.

As Suburban Rail Loop progresses, we continue to welcome your feedback. You can submit your feedback to the Suburban Rail Loop Authority team via the link below.

How feedback is helping shape SRL East

Since 2019, we’ve engaged with over 20,000 people via online and face to face consultation activities.

Your feedback is an important part of planning and developing SRL.

More information about what we have heard to date is available in our Phase One and Phase Two engagement reports.

Closed consultations

Find out more about what we’ve already consulted on.