Major Contract

Suburban Rail Loop – East – Main Works

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Suburban Rail Loop – East – Main Works

Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop – or SLR East – is a fully-tunnelled 26 kilometre metro corridor between Cheltenham in the South and Box Hill in the North. The line will include six stations, including new interchanges with existing heavy rail stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Glen Waverley and Box Hill, with new stations at Monash and Burwood. The new interchange in Clayton will act as a 'transport super hub, connecting regional passengers to the Suburban Rail Loop.

The six underground stations will range from 17 to 23 metres below street level and will be built using a 'bottom-up' method. The location of the entrances will be near existing train stations and central amenities.

Key Dates

Aug 2018 Project Announcement
2022 Expected Contract Award
2022 Expected Construction Commencement
2035 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Victorian Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SLRA)

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2019 Victorian Government announced $300 million in 2019-20 budget for Stage One planning.
Dec 2020 Preparation of the Environmental Effects Statement commenced.
Mar 2021 The draft scoping requirements for the Stage One Environmental Effects Statement (EES) opened for public comments, closing on 19 April. Public consultation on a final EES was expected in late 2021, with a final planning assessment outcome expected in 2022.
Jun 2021 Further details released about the refined tunnel alignment from Cheltenham to Box Hill and six new underground stations, including the depths and locations of the entrances.
Aug 2021 The Victorian Government released its Business and Investment case for the Suburban Rail Loop, which contained estimated costs and construction timelines for SRL East.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Project website
Suburban Rail Loop (SLRA)
Project pages
Engage Victoria