Have Your Say on the Suburban Rail Loop EES

Article date
26 March 2021

Environment Effects Statement

Like other major infrastructure projects, Suburban Rail Loop requires assessment and statutory approvals. 

Rail infrastructure for Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop will be assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) - Victoria’s most comprehensive and transparent planning and environmental assessment process.   

Supported by a range of technical investigations and studies, the EES will carefully consider potential environmental, urban design, traffic and transport, business, social and land use impacts. It will also identify requirements that may be put in place to avoid, mitigate or manage adverse effects of these impacts on people and the environment.

In addition to SRLA’s ongoing engagement with the community and stakeholders, there will be opportunities for people to provide input as part of the formal assessment process.

A draft of the scoping requirements is now available for the public to comment, which outlines everything to be considered and assessed as part of the planning process.

The EES is managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on behalf of the Minister for Planning.

Visit Engage Victoria to have your say about the Suburban Rail Loop EES before comments close on 19 April.

If you would like to know more, read our planning and environmental assessment factsheet (PDF)

Have Your say on the EES

 

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