Suburban Rail Loop (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
  • Six new underground stations, including four with interchanges to existing stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Glen Waverley and Box Hill, as well as new stations at Monash and Burwood.
  • A transport super hub at Clayton for regional passengers
  • A train 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.

SRL East is moving towards construction following 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, and the passage of project-specific legislation through the Victorian Parliament.

Environment Effects Statement

An Environment Effects Statement (EES) – Victoria’s most comprehensive and transparent planning and environmental assessment process – was released in late 2021 for SRL East from Cheltenham to Box Hill.

The SRL East EES identifies the project’s benefits and potential impacts on people during construction and operation and proposes ways to manage any effects.

This is Victoria’s first fully digital EES. This means the EES is available online making it easier, more sustainable, and more accessible.

The SRL East EES was on public exhibition from Friday 5 November to Thursday 16 December 2021. Submissions are now closed and public hearings will be held in early 2022. For more information on the public hearings and process visit the Suburban Rail Loop website.

View the EES

The digital EES will remain online for the life of the project as a reference document.

The EES Summary Report and a guide to navigating the digital EES are provided below:

  • SRL East EES Summary Report
  • Navigating the SRL East EES fact sheet
  • How feedback is helping shape SRL East

    Since mid-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, developing and delivering SRL.

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

    Closed consultations

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