SRL East from Cheltenham to Box Hill will connect major employment, health, education and retail destinations in Melbourne’s east and south east. The line will slash travel times, connect people travelling on the Gippsland corridor and building it will create up to 8000 direct jobs. Construction started in June 2022 and trains will be running by 2035.
Beyond the rail line, SRL will open up a host of new social and economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Victorians by creating greater access to jobs, health services, education and a diverse range of quality and affordable housing.
Greater investment, thoughtful urban planning and local projects that build on the character and qualities of the local communities will ensure they continue to be vibrant, safe and attractive neighbourhoods as Melbourne grows.