Have you received a letter from SRLA?

Construction on Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop from Cheltenham to Box Hill is starting in 2022.

The 26 kilometre rail tunnel and six new stations will be primarily underground, significantly minimising land impacts. However, while every effort is being made to minimise impacts to homes and businesses, the scale and complexity of Suburban Rail Loop means there will be some unavoidable disruption and land acquisition.


This letter was sent in April 2021 to landowners near the proposed Burwood station to notify them that a power supply substation will be required for the project. It is to ensure that residents are aware of the project and this area of interest that also includes details of the proposed location for the substation at the north west corner of Highbury Road and Sinnott Street, Burwood.  Image showing the first page of the SRL Power Supply Substation Community Update Letter sent out in April 2021
 This letter was sent out in April 2021 to residents and landowners in Mount Waverley to  notify them that Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop will require a range of supporting infrastructure for the operation of the new rail line. It includes information about why an an intervention and ventilation facility is required as well as the proposed location at High Street Road, Mount Waverley, between Kiers Avenue and Elm Grove.  Image showing the first page of the SRL Intervention and Ventilation Facility Community Update sent out in April 2021
 This letter and brochure were sent out on 21 April 2021 to the community near the proposed stabling site in Heatherton. They include information detailing why the stabling site was chosen and addresses concerns expressed by members of the community regarding the facility.
 
 Image showing the first page of the SRL Proposed Community Update letter sent out on 21 April 2021
 If you have received this letter, you are among several thousand landowners and tenants we have written to in the general vicinity of the proposed stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill, to ensure you are aware of the project and potential future disruption.
 
This letter was sent in April 2021 and is to let you know that we are now able to provide further information about the station locations for Stage One. 

Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop will be assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) and over the coming months, we will be seeking feedback on Stage One project design as part of the planning and environmental assessment process.
Image showing first page of SRL letter about Stage One stations general vicinity construction impacts 
On Wednesday 10 March and Thursday 11 March 2021, representatives from Suburban Rail Loop Authority visited landowners and residents of up to 300 homes and businesses to provide them with an important update about anticipated impacts to property as part of delivering the six new stations for Stage One of the project.  
 
Residents and landowners who received this letter have been notified that their property is likely to be required for the project and have been given further information about the formal process and potential timing of land acquisition.
 
The formal acquisition process will not begin until planning and approval processes are completed, expected to be in 2022.
 Image of SRL Stage one Letter March 2021
This letter was sent to more than 135,000 households and businesses in the broad project corridor for Stage One (Cheltenham to Box Hill) in February/March 2020. Its purpose was to ensure communities across this area were aware of Suburban Rail Loop and the fact that we were undertaking early ground investigations and other studies as part of design development work. Image showing SRL Stage One Letter February 2020 

If you have received this letter, you are among several thousand landowners and tenants we have written to in the general vicinity of the proposed stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill, to ensure you are aware of the project and potential future disruption.

 

This letter is to make sure you are aware of the project and that you may notice increased activity around your local area in the coming months, as we continue geotechnical works and other ground investigations to support the detailed design and planning required for the project.

Image showing SRL Stage One Letter November 2020 
On Sunday 15 November, Suburban Rail Loop Authority dropped this letter to the landowners and tenants of up to 300 homes and businesses to provide them with early notification that their property may be impacted by the project. If you received this letter, your property is in an ‘area of interest’ for Suburban Rail Loop.

These ‘areas of interest’ have been identified as the general locations of the six new underground stations, but it is important to note that the precise station footprints and station entrances are yet to be determined. Further technical work and ground investigations are needed in these areas before station footprint and entrance details can be confirmed. It is our priority to communicate any likely impacts to affected landowners and tenants as soon as plans for the stations are confirmed – expected to be in the first half of 2021. 

Image showing SRL Stage One Letter November 2020 

As with other big infrastructure projects, some property acquisition will be unavoidable due to the complexity and scale of the underground construction required. All affected landowners and tenants will be treated fairly and with respect; in most cases properties will not need to be vacated for several years. As with those other major projects, appropriate compensation will be provided to landowners and tenants under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986

At any time, you can call us on 1800 105 105, or can get in touch via the online contact page.

If you would like to know more about the process of land acquisition and compensation, you can read our factsheet here: Land Acquisition and Compensation (PDF)