SRL Stage One Heatherton Community Update Letter

This letter was sent out in June 2021 to members of the Heatherton community. It provides information about upcoming community engagement sessions and reminds locals to provide feedback by visiting Suburban Rail Loop's website.

June 2021

Dear Owner/Occupier,



I am writing to update you on further engagement with residents, businesses, and the community regarding Suburban Rail Loop Stage One. 

In April, the Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) wrote to you providing a summary of community feedback to-date regarding the stabling facility at Heatherton. 

The correspondence addressed the feedback themes identified in the Have Your Say: Train Stabling survey and foreshadowed that more information regarding community engagement would be available soon. 

Assessing potential impacts 

Major projects such as the city and state-shaping Suburban Rail Loop require extensive statutory approvals. 
Stage One will be subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) – our State’s most comprehensive and transparent environmental assessment process. 

The EES will assess potential impacts on people and places associated with Stage One. Supported by a range of technical studies and assessments, the EES will carefully consider potential environmental, traffic and transport, business, social and land use impacts. 

The EES for Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop needs to be assessed and project approvals granted before major construction can begin. 

As part of preparing the EES, we want to hear your feedback on Stage One, including areas, design considerations and construction impacts that are important to you. 

Your feedback will enable us to give you the information that’s most relevant to you and will help us ensure that community feedback continues to play an important role in shaping Suburban Rail Loop’s planning and design. It will also inform the project planning approvals. 

Community engagement 

You can tell us what you think about the project scope including supporting infrastructure such as the stabling facility, by visiting

In addition, we are planning to hold drop-in information sessions across the Stage One alignment as soon public health guidelines allow. Members of our project team will be available at these sessions to provide information about project designs, impacts, and to obtain feedback, answer questions and discuss your concerns. Members of the community will be invited to drop in at any time during these sessions. 

Sessions will be subject to the latest public health advice and registration will be required for all information sessions to ensure compliance with Victorian Government health guidelines. 

Please visit to register you interest in attending a session and ensure you receive up-to-date information regarding session dates once confirmed. 

Should you have any questions please contact the Suburban Rail Loop information help line on 1800 105 105 or via the Contact page on our website. 


Yours sincerely

Frankie Carroll
Suburban Rail Loop Authority

SRL Stage One Heatherton Community Update Letter (PDF)