Suburban Rail Loop - South-East


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Suburban Rail Loop - South-East

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Under procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The South-East section - Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop is a fully tunnelled 26 kilometre rail corridor between Cheltenham in the South and Box Hill in the North. The line will pass through stations at Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley and Burwood before reaching a new station at Box Hill. The new station in Clayton will act as a hub, connecting regional passengers to the Suburban Rail Loop.

Initial and early works are expected to begin 2022.



Key Dates

Aug 2018: Project Announced

Late 2022: Planning approval achieved

Q3 2022: Estimated end of procurement

Q4 2022: Estimated start of construction




Victorian Government: $2.5 billion allocated for Stage One planning and early works



Project History

March 2021: The draft scoping requirements for the Stage One Environmental Effects Statement (EES) has been opened for public comment and will close on 19 April.

Dec 2020: The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interest for the early works contract

Dec 2020: Preparation of the Environmental Effects Statement commenced

Nov 2020: The Victorian Government announced $2.2 billion for Stage One early works in 2020-21 Victorian Budget.

May 2019: The Victorian Government announced $300 million announced in 2019-20 budget for Stage One planning

Last reviewed: 07/04/2021

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