Major Contract

Suburban Rail Loop – South-East

Under Procurement
Suburban Rail Loop – South-East

The South-East section – Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop, 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 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 Announced
Sep 2022 Expected Contract Award
Dec 2022 Expected Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Victorian Government


Procuring Agency: Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SLRA)


May 2019 Victorian Government announced $300 million in 2019-20 budget for Stage One planning.
Nov 2020 Victorian Government announced $2.2 billion for Stage One early works in 2020-21 Victorian Budget.
Dec 2020 The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interest for the early works contract.
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.
May 2021 The Victorian Government shortlisted CPB Contractors, John Holland and Laing O'Rourke for the Early Works package for Stage One.
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.