A new Suburban Rail Loop underground train station at Burwood is proposed to be located adjacent to Deakin University, improving connections to existing tram and bus services and providing a new rail connection for local workers, students and residents.

The new station at Burwood will connect people in Melbourne’s south east to the premier campus of Deakin University. Set close to Gardiners Creek Trail and Burwood Highway, it will provide a new way for people to travel, bringing the neighbouring areas of Glen Waverley and Box Hill even closer.

The station at Burwood is proposed to be built underground adjacent Deakin University near Burwood Highway. Construction would be staged to reduce impacts on the local area, including Gardiners Creek and nearby residents and businesses. Works would also involve tunnelling activities to link the new Suburban Rail Loop station at Burwood 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 Burwood 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 investigations and assessments in the Burwood 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.

This map shows the new Suburban Rail Loop underground train station at Burwood, proposed to be located adjacent to Deakin University.