Virtual Engagement Room Now Open

Article date
17 February 2021

The latest phase of community consultation on Suburban Rail Loop kicked off this week, with the opening of a Virtual Engagement room.  

People interested in learning about Suburban Rail Loop can explore information boards around the room, read fact sheets and ask questions of our project specialists to understand what Stage One of Suburban Rail Loop will mean for their area.  

The platform will also enable people to provide feedback about the potential impacts of the project, including the design and construction considerations that are important to them. Information in the virtual room will continue to be updated as the project progresses. 

Image showing Suburban Rail Loop's virtual engagement room with avatars and signage

This next phase of consultation will allow people to have a say on how the project shapes their local community in the future. Suburban Rail Loop is a critical investment in Victoria’s long-term liveability and will support Melbourne’s continued growth to a global city of up to nine million people by 2050. 

Stage One will connect our growing health, education, retail, and employment precincts in Melbourne’s south east, via 26-kilometre twin underground rail tunnels. Future stages will see the line continue through Melbourne’s northern suburbs to Melbourne Airport and around to Werribee. 

Stage One includes six new underground stations, with the proposed locations near Southland, adjacent to Monash and Deakin universities, in the centre of Box Hill and Glen Waverley, and a major transport hub built north of Carinish Road, Clayton, connecting regional passengers to the Loop. The Stage One alignment will be subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES), and local communities and stakeholders will have opportunities to input into this process. 

Visit the virtual room here.