A new Suburban Rail Loop underground train station at Cheltenham is proposed to be located under part of Sir William Fry Reserve, improving access to nearby employment and industrial areas and connecting more people to one of Melbourne’s major retail and hospitality hubs near the Frankston line.
The new Suburban Rail Loop station at Cheltenham will make it easier to access retail, hospitality and entertainment, including Westfield Southland Shopping Centre and activity centres at Cheltenham and Highett. It will connect more people to jobs in the Bayside Business District and nearby employment and industrial areas.
Building the new underground station in Cheltenham is proposed to use part of Sir William Fry Reserve. Construction would be staged to reduce impacts on public open space and the surrounding road network. Works would also involve tunnelling activities to link the new Suburban Rail Loop station at Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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 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 about 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 Cheltenham 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.