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Victorian Budget 22/23

Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is the single biggest transport investment in Victoria’s history.

Artist impression of a metro train at a station

The 90-kilometre rail line will link every major rail line from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other.

Three transport super hubs at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine will connect regional services, so passengers outside Melbourne won’t have to travel through the CBD to get to employment, world-class hospitals and universities in the suburbs.

The SRL will also deliver decades worth of local jobs, with up to 24,000 jobs supported across Victoria during the delivery of the SRL from Cheltenham to the Melbourne Airport.

In August 2021, we released the Business and Investment Case, which showed the project stacks up – every dollar invested will return $1.10 to $1.70 to the Victorian community.

The SRL East Initial and Early Works alone will create up to 800 direct jobs, with construction commencing in 2022.

Earlier this year, we released an expression of interest to the market for the SRL East tunnelling packages.

The first tunnelling package will deliver around 16 kilometres of twin tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley – the longest in Victoria’s history.

The second will complete the SRL East corridor, with tunnels from Glen Waverley to Box Hill.

And the SRL East Community Projects Fund will invest in projects identified by local community groups and councils to create new green space, walking tracks, bike paths and local projects that benefit the entire community.

We know that SRL train stations will be a focal point for communities, and the Victorian Government is committed to ensuring they become hubs that deliver the important services and community spaces that Victorians deserve.

Reviewed 29 April 2022


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