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Have your say on the Suburban Rail Loop Environmental Effects Statement

The Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Suburban Rail Loop East (Cheltenham to Box Hill) section is now open for community and stakeholder feedback.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

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SRL East will be built as a standalone 26-kilometre underground rail line that will be fully integrated with the existing public transport network.

A high-tech fleet of energy efficient trains will run on the line, stopping at the six new underground stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill.

The Cheltenham station will be built at Sir William Fry Reserve on Nepean Hwy and the Bayside/Kingston border.

Due to its scale and complexity, SRL East is being subject to Victoria's most robust planning approvals pathway.

An Environment Effects Statement (EES), including a draft Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) for SRL East has been released for community and stakeholder feedback.

The SRL East EES identifies the project’s benefits and potential environmental effects and impacts on people and places during construction and operation and proposes ways to manage any effects.

Council’s role

We will be reviewing the EES and draft Planning Scheme Amendment and will be making a submission on behalf of the Bayside community.

This work is one element of our Suburban Rail Loop Advocacy Action Plan to be considered by Council at the November meeting following community engagement in September. Find out more about the engagement here.

The plan outlines how Council will continue to advocate for positive outcomes for Bayside from the SRL and to minimise impacts of the construction.

Have your say on the EES

The full SRL East EES and all supplementary materials, including fact sheets and videos, can be viewed here.

You can also attend an information session to find more about the EES and SRL project:

Saturday 27 November
10.00am to 1.45pm
Venue: Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

Printed copies of the EES are available at the Bayside Corporate Centre, Highett Library and Cheltenham Library.

Find out more on the EES and SRL