SRL Stage One Stations General Vicinity Update Letter
This letter was sent out in April 2021 to provide landowners and tenants with more information about station locations and the environmental assessment process that will be used to assess the project design for Stage One.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION SUBURBAN RAIL LOOP STAGE ONE: CHELTENHAM TO BOX HILL
I am writing to update you on Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop project and provide you with further details about the proposed station locations for Stage One.
Suburban Rail Loop will transform Victoria’s public transport system, connecting our suburbs and making travel easier and more convenient. It will connect every major train line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line, via Melbourne Airport, improving access to housing, jobs, schools, universities and hospitals in Melbourne’s middle suburbs.
Suburban Rail Loop will create up to 20,000 jobs during construction and kickstart the careers of 2,000 apprentices, trainees and cadets. Works on Stage One of the project, set to commence in 2022, will create up to 800 direct jobs.
Stage One will be built as a 26-kilometre twin-tunnel, standalone line that will fully integrate into our existing public transport network with new underground stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill.
In November 2020, we wrote to inform you that areas of interest had been identified for the proposed locations of the six new stations and that your property was in the general vicinity of one of these areas of interest.
We also advised you might notice increased local activity with further work underway in order to finalise key elements of the underground stations, including exact station footprints and entrances, as quickly as possible to provide a greater level of certainty for local residents and businesses.
As a result of further planning, technical and design work, and stakeholder consultation to date, we are now in a position to provide further information about the station locations.
Owners and occupiers of properties that are likely to be required for construction of the Stage One stations, based on the planning, technical and design work to date, have been directly advised of this.
Although your property has not been identified as required for construction of the Stage One stations, your property is in the general vicinity of the project and you may notice construction activity in your area.
Work is also still underway to confirm the exact tunnel alignment between Cheltenham and Box Hill and we will be continuing to undertake investigations to understand geology conditions. Any affected landowners and tenants will be contacted when this information is confirmed.
Rail infrastructure for Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop will be assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES), Victoria’s most robust planning and environmental assessment process.
A factsheet outlining this process is available at suburbanrailloop.vic.gov.au/library/factsheets
Over coming months, we will be seeking feedback on Stage One project design from landowners and tenants, businesses, community members, councils, universities, and regulatory authorities as part of the planning and environmental assessment process for the project.
You can currently provide feedback at suburbanrailloop.vic.gov.au/have-your-say
It is important to note that the project design and the construction methodology for Stage One is not yet finalised, and changes may be made as a result of feedback received during the planning and environmental assessment process. We will keep you informed as this progresses.
Should you have any questions, I encourage you to contact the Suburban Rail Loop information help line on 1800 105 105 or email the project team at [email protected].
Chief Executive Officer
Suburban Rail Loop Authority