A new Suburban Rail Loop underground train station at Box Hill is proposed to be located in the heart of the activity centre, improving access to retail, health and medical services and providing a key link to the Lilydale/Belgrave line and existing public transport services.
The new station at Box Hill will make it easier to access Box Hill Central Shopping Centre and the surrounding activity centre and provide a direct connection with the existing Box Hill Station. It will also connect more people to jobs, health services and education, including Box Hill Institute, Box Hill and Epworth Eastern hospitals.
The Suburban Rail Loop station at Box Hill is proposed to be built close to Whitehorse Road and may involve the temporary use of part of Box Hill Gardens during construction. Construction would be staged to reduce impacts on public open space and the surrounding road and public transport networks. Works would also involve tunnelling activities to link the new Suburban Rail Loop station at Box Hill to the rest of Stage One.
You can read more about the proposed techniques to build the stations and tunnels in the Building Suburban Rail Loop: Stage One fact sheet (PDF, 3.76 MB).
A range of investigations and assessments will consider the potential environmental effects on the Box Hill precinct. Specialist studies in this area will assess ecological values, soil and ground conditions, traffic and transport impacts, as well as land use and amenity impacts associated with the station infrastructure.
These investigations and assessments will guide the development of mitigation and management measures and inform any subsequent approvals or conditions on the project. This information, along with inputs from community and stakeholders will help us shape the design and construction of the new stations.
More information on the planning and environmental assessment process is available in the Planning and environmental assessment: Stage One fact sheet (PDF, 509.72 KB).
We want your feedback to help us inform studies and investigations in the Box Hill precinct. Answer the survey to let us know what’s important to consider when designing the station in this area and the impacts that concern you the most.