Overview

The Suburban Rail Loop is a new 90-kilometre rail line that will connect Melbourne’s metropolitan train lines from the Frankston Line in the east to the Werribee Line in the west. The first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop program is the south-east segment from Cheltenham to Box Hill.

Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East includes the following key components:

  • twin rail tunnels between Cheltenham and Box Hill
  • six new stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill with interchanges to existing railway stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Glen Waverley and Box Hill
  • a stabling yard including a train wash, maintenance facilities and operational control centre, located between Cheltenham and Clayton
  • an electricity substation will also be constructed in the vicinity of the proposed Burwood Station, as well as an emergency support facility comprising an intervention and ventilation facility and backup control centre between the proposed Glen Waverley and Burwood stations.

Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) is managing the Project on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Environment Effects Statement

The Minister for Planning has determined that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required under the Environment Effects Act 1978 for the rail infrastructure elements of Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) from Cheltenham to Box Hill (SRL Stage One).

The EES has assessed potential impacts on people and places associated with rail infrastructure for SRL East supported by a range of technical studies and assessments. The EES is structured by the these impacts for each location:

  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
  • Air Quality
  • Arboriculture
  • Business and Retail
  • Contaminated Land
  • Ecology
  • Electromagnetic Interference
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Ground Movement
  • Ground Water
  • Historical Heritage
  • Human Health
  • Landscape and Visual
  • Land Use Planning
  • Noise
  • Social and Community
  • Surface Water
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Vibration and Ground-borne Noise

The EES for SRL East needs to be assessed and project approvals granted before major construction can begin.

Read the EES and provide feedback

The digital EES has been prepared to make it as simple as possible to understand the project and potential impacts. The EES together with technical reports and other information can be accessed online at suburbanrailloop.vic.gov.au/EES.

You can go straight to the impact assessment by topic and location here https://srleastees.vic.gov.au/#/assessment-of-impacts.

Hard copy (non-digital) information and participation details are available at Clayton, Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley libraries.

The EES will be on public exhibition from Friday 5 November until 11.59pm Thursday 16 December 2021.

1. Give your views to the Victorian Government by 16 December 2021

Members of the public can view the EES and provide feedback by making a written submission for the consideration of an independent Inquiry and Advisory Committee. Submissions must be made by 11.59pm on Thursday 16 December 2021. Online written submissions can be made via the Engage Victoria website.

To be involved it is important that you provide your feedback on the EES.

2. Give your views to Monash Council by 30 November 2021

We also want you to share your views on the EES with Council. We will be making a submission as part of the EES process and want to have a discussion with you and hear what you have to say. This will help us understand the community's views about the environment effects on the City of Monash and help us with the submission we will prepare.

Come to an information session, or provide your views in writing. See tabs below.

Information Sessions

Suburban Rail Loop East information sessions

3 December 2021

Council's information sessions have been completed.

Suburban Rail Loop East are holding an online information session on navigating the EES at 11am on Friday 3 December 2021. Registration is required via this link https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/1c199c.html

Environment Effects Statement

Read the Environment Effects Statement

The Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) has prepared an Environment Effects Statement (EES) for SRL East.

The EES together with technical reports and other information can be accessed online at suburbanrailloop.vic.gov.au/EES. The EES will be on public exhibition from Friday 5 November until 11.59pm Thursday 16 December 2021.

Hard copies of the summary EES and postcards for feedback are available at Clayton, Glen Waverley and Mount Libraries.

SRLA are holding information sessions in Clayton and Glen Waverley on 24 and 25 November 2021. We encourage you to attend one of these sessions. Register using this link.

Provide feedback

1. Make a submission to the Victorian Government

Members of the public can view the EES and provide feedback by making a written submission for the consideration of an independent Inquiry and Advisory Committee.

Submissions open on 5 November 2021 and must be made by 11.59pm on Thursday 16 December 2021.

Online written submissions can be made via the Engage Victoria website.

To be involved it is important that you provide your feedback on the EES.

2. Share your views with Council

We also want you to talk to Council about the EES. Council will be making a submission as part of the EES process and we want to hear what you have to say. Register to attend an information session and/or complete the feedback form below. This will help us understand the community's views about the environment effects on the City of Monash and help us with the submission we will prepare.

Feedback to Council closed on Tuesday 30 November to allow time to prepare our submission. Please provide your feedback directly to the Suburban Rail Loop using the link above.