To enable SRL East to get underway quicker with fewer disruptions to local communities and businesses, a range of Initial Works need to be undertaken.

Initial Works include activities that are comparable in scope and scale to routine infrastructure renewal and maintenance, and are vital to prepare for major construction of Suburban Rail Loop.

Initial Works are planned to start from 2022 at six project areas along the SRL East alignment, including Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood, Box Hill and at the site of the stabling facility in Heatherton.

Work activities will involve:

  • Minor road modifications
  • Relocating and protecting utilities such as gas, electrical, water, sewer and telecommunications services
  • Site levelling and ground improvement works
  • Site establishment works.

Works at the SRL East stabling facility will involve site levelling, establishment of temporary construction facilities and flood protection works. Works at the site will also involve ground improvement trials. These trials will help inform noise and vibration mitigation measures for future ground improvement works.

To support delivery of the works, there will be temporary construction facilities set up along the alignment. These facilities include site offices, worker amenities and car parking, site access, gates, fencing and hoarding, equipment storage, laydown areas, and environmental, traffic and safety controls.

Planning and environmental assessment of Initial Works

The Minister for Planning has determined that the Initial Works can be considered under the Clause 52.30 – State Projects planning provision. This planning provision provides a standardised planning process to facilitate the assessment of state projects to support Victoria’s economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This assessment process includes consideration of potential environmental, amenity and construction impacts of the Initial Works and a range of requirements must be met before Initial Works can commence.

Community and stakeholder consultation on the Initial Works form an important part of the Clause 52.30 – State Projects assessment process. Further details on how to have your say are provided below. Feedback received will be considered by the Minister for Planning to inform the assessment of the project.

Planning approval for Initial Works will be sought separately from the declared Early and Main Works being assessed as part of the SRL East Environment Effects Statement (EES). If you want to learn more about the SRL East EES process visit:


While the Initial Works will be considered and assessed separately, planning approval for Initial Works does not infer approval of works being assessed through the EES process.

Get involved

We want to hear your feedback. The community and stakeholders will continue to play a key role in shaping Suburban Rail Loop. Suburban Rail Loop Authority is committed to ensuring all members of the community have access to project information and are engaged in the planning and development of the project.

We are seeking community feedback on a range of matters, including:

  • Construction-related impacts such as access to infrastructure/services/facilities, traffic impacts, disruption to the community, and public safety around sites.
  • Environmental impacts such as vegetation removal, construction materials and waste management, and dust impacts.
  • Amenity impacts such as noise and vibration.

All feedback will be used to better understand local areas, impacts and concerns and to develop appropriate site-specific measures to mitigate potential effects. We will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.

You can formally submit your feedback on the Initial Works via the survey below.

Site specific information about Initial Works, including maps depicting the proposed works are included in the survey links below. Please click the works area of interest to view the relevant details.

Suburban Rail Loop Authority will collect your personal information (email, postcode, age (optional), and your relationship to the surveyed area) through this form for the planning and delivery of Suburban Rail Loop and related purposes as outlined in the SRLA Privacy Statement. We will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law. You may decline to provide this information by not responding to this survey. You may contact SRLA to request access to your personal information, or for other concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information.