The SRL East station at Burwood will deliver better access to Deakin University for thousands of staff and students and connect locals to Melbourne’s train network – providing faster and more convenient access to key destinations across Melbourne.

A new tram stop right outside the SRL station on Burwood Highway will make interchanges quick and easy.

Frequent services every few minutes will mean passengers can turn up and go when the new rail line is operating by 2035. It’ll take just 3-4 minutes between stations – a journey from Burwood to dinner in Glen Waverley will take just 5 minutes.

For more information, read the SRL East station at Burwood fact sheet.

What's happening now

Early construction on SRL East started in June 2022 and is powering ahead.

Planning for the area around the new underground station at Burwood is now in its early stages, in consultation with the local council and community.

Draft Precinct Visions have now been developed for each of the 6 SRL East Precincts. These draft visions build on the priorities and feedback gathered over several years. The draft visions identify areas of opportunity, preliminary ideas and draft precinct plans that connect the place today to what it could look like in the future.

We want you to consider the draft vision for Burwood and tell us more about how you want to live, work and play into the future.

What's your vision?

SRL will deliver more diverse and affordable housing options, as well as opportunities for businesses and jobs in the neighbourhoods around the new stations.

Building on the characteristics of existing neighbourhoods, planning will set the vision for new and enhanced open and public spaces, community facilities and services like schools, parks, walking and cycling paths, plazas and retail areas.

Read more about planning the future of Burwood.

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