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 fully digital EES in Victoria. The innovative approach ensured 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 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.
Planning approval for Initial Works was sought separately from the declared Early and Main Works assessed as part of the SRL East EES.
Initial Works were approved on 19 December 2021 under Clause 52.30 – the State Projects planning provision. Learn more about SRL East Initial Works.