29 August 2023
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Summary of SRL Precincts Discussions Paper
Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) will lead to a more connected and efficient transport network. It will make it easier and fairer for people across Melbourne and Victoria to get around and access the jobs, health and education services, and retail and recreation facilities they rely on every day.
Melbourne and Victoria are growing strongly. To cater for this growth, Melbourne needs to move away from its traditional focus on a single Central Business District (CBD) and evolve into a city of centres – connected places where people can easily access the things they need, closer to home.
SRL is Victoria’s most ambitious and forward-looking community infrastructure project. Not only will it deliver a new 90km orbital rail line across Melbourne’s middle suburbs from Cheltenham to Werribee – the project will also create a corridor of linked precincts outside of the CBD.
The areas around SRL stations will be magnets for investment and catalysts for new local employment and housing opportunities. Melbourne’s middle suburbs are already highly valued by their communities; they are great places to live, work and play.
SRL will mean more jobs and businesses, greater access to health, research and education opportunities, and will lead to better services to support these communities.
SRL will help shape Melbourne’s future, while celebrating Victoria’s rich cultural heritage - enhancing the amenity and vibrancy of the communities it connects in a way that acknowledges the State’s strong Aboriginal history stretching back 60,000 years as well as creating jobs and training opportunities for the next generation.