We want to hear from you about our Initial Works

Article date
06 September 2021

Preparations are ramping up for Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East from Cheltenham to Box, with Initial Works set to kick off next year. These works will pave the way for major construction and ensure the project hits the ground running with fewer disruptions to local communities, businesses and road users.

The Initial Works will include:

  • moving and protecting utilities such as gas, electrical, water, sewer and telecommunication services
  • setting up our sites, site levelling and ground improvement works
  • minor road changes.

These works are planned at six areas along the SRL East alignment at Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood, Box Hill and the site of the stabling facility in Heatherton.

Download the Initial Works fact sheet (PDF 4.2MB) to find out more.

We want to hear from you about any potential construction, environmental, and amenity impacts — such as noise and vibration you think might occur during our works. Your feedback will be used to better understand your area and help us develop site-specific plans to mitigate and manage any impacts.

The scope and scale of this phase of works will be similar to maintenance and renewal works that happen in our suburbs every day. While every effort will be made to minimise disruption, there will be some temporary changes to traffic conditions and access, as well as impacts from construction activities, such as noise and vibration.

We’ll make sure that you — the residents and businesses near our works — know what to expect and how we’ll manage any disruptions.

To support the works, there will be temporary construction facilities set up near the sites, including offices, fencing and hoardings, and areas for car parking and equipment storage.

The start of works will follow more than two years of geotechnical investigations, hundreds of land and groundwater surveys and around 10,000 laboratory tests. Workers have clocked up more than one million hours of works on SRL so far and this next phase of works will deliver up to 800 direct early jobs.

SRL East will deliver faster and more reliable public transport and will connect growing health, education, retail and employment precincts in Melbourne’s east and south east between Cheltenham and Box Hill.

Consultation is open until 30 September 2021.

Find out more and have your say