Suburban Rail Loop

Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is a significant project that has the potential to change how we move around metropolitan Melbourne and influence where we work, learn and live.

SRL is currently being planned by the Victorian Government, via the Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA).

The first stage of the project - SRL East - includes 26km of underground rail tunnels and six new train stations between Cheltenham and Box Hill. Two new stations will be constructed within the City of Whitehorse – one in Box Hill and the other in Burwood. 

Council is working closely with SRLA to ensure that the interests of our community are well represented, based on the feedback we heard during Council's community engagement activities.

The project approval phase is now complete (called the Environmental Effects Statement), and the initial and early works have commenced. These are the works that prepare the land for the main works. The designs for the main works are still being prepared by SRLA.

Further project information

Whitehorse Council documents regarding Suburban Rail Loop