More homes and housing choice for SRL neighbourhoods

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Victoria needs more public transport and more homes in the right places and Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) will deliver both – with a long-term vision revealed for 70,000 more homes above and around the 6 SRL East stations from Cheltenham to Box Hill.

In the next stage of engagement on the project, the ‘key directions’ propose how the neighbourhoods around SRL East stations can host more jobs, housing and services over time – and offer more choices for the next generation who want to live closer to their family and work.

The key directions show indicative land use changes and building heights around the stations in Box Hill, Burwood, Glen Waverley, Monash, Clayton and Cheltenham.

Taller apartment and office buildings are proposed for the ‘precinct core’ – the concentrated commercial areas immediately adjacent to the new stations – with more townhouses and mid-rise apartments alongside existing homes within walking distance of the stations.

These changes will deliver more homes and jobs in existing busy commercial and industrial pockets, including on main streets and near health and education – plus better connections and community spaces for all.

These proposed changes will support Melbourne’s growth over time - it’s estimated more than 70,000 additional homes can be gradually accommodated across the 6 SRL East precincts by the 2050s.

This phase of consultation builds on positive feedback from thousands of Victorians following the release of the Draft SRL Precinct Visions in December. The key directions offer more detail and give locals another way to have their say in the development of formal structure plans.

Feedback from the community has helped shaped the key directions, and there’ll be further opportunities for input throughout the structure planning process.

Have your say on the future of these neighbourhoods.

This phase of consultation closes on 11.59pm Sunday 30 June 2024.

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