About the Suburban Rail Loop Authority
Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) is responsible for planning and delivering Suburban Rail Loop (SRL), the largest infrastructure project in Victoria’s history and the state’s biggest investment in transport and precinct development.
SRL will generate up to $58.7 billion in economic, social and environmental benefits – generating a pipeline of work and economic stimulus and supporting up to 24,000 jobs across the state.
SRLA was established in September 2019, and became a statutory authority in December 2021, governed by the Suburban Rail Loop Act 2021.
What we do
SRL is a multi-generational project delivering a 90km orbital rail loop and planning and projects in associated precincts through Melbourne’s middle suburbs from Cheltenham to Werribee. The scale and complexity of SRL requires a long term, coordinated approach to achieve the very best outcomes for Victorians.
While SRL East from Cheltenham to Box Hill is the immediate focus for SRLA, early planning and development on SRL North and SRL West continues, with opportunities for construction to start while SRL East is being delivered. SRL North will be complete by 2053.
The Suburban Rail Loop Act 2021 provides consistent planning and certainty across the large project area. The legislation outlines the functions, powers and governance arrangements of SRLA, bringing together all aspects of SRL and providing the tools required to plan, procure and deliver this transformative project.
SRL passes through multiple local government areas, each with their own approach to precinct planning. To enable a clear, coordinated planning process and streamline delivery of works, SRLA is a planning authority for declared SRL precinct planning areas around each SRL station, along with local councils, which remain the municipal planning authority.
Board role and function
SRLA is a statutory authority with a governing board. The Board is responsible for the management and affairs of SRLA, in particular setting the organisation’s strategic direction and priorities within the context of the Suburban Rail Loop Act 2021 and government policy.