An Environment Effects Statement (EES) – Victoria’s most comprehensive and transparent planning and environmental assessment process – was released in late 2021 for SRL East from Cheltenham to Box Hill.

The SRL East EES is the first digital EES in Victoria. The innovative approach ensures easy access to information for everyone. The exhibition of the digital EES was supported by community information sessions and materials about the EES were available at public libraries along the SRL East alignment.

The EES identifies SRL East’s benefits and potential impacts on people and places during construction and operation and proposed ways to avoid, minimise, offset or manage any effects.

The SRL East EES was on public exhibition from Friday 5 November to Thursday 16 December 2021. A total of 366 submissions were received. A public hearing was held from Monday 28 February 2022 to 5 May 2022.

The digital EES will remain online for the life of the project as a reference document. The EES, Summary Report, and a guide to navigating the digital EES are below.

Explore the EES