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

Crews are making great progress building the tunnel boring machine launch site in Burwood – with 25m-deep concrete piles installed and excavation to follow. 1200 tonnes of steel struts will be used to support the walls during the digging.

Read our latest Burwood works notice

What's next?

After the most recent rounds of extensive consultation, the final vision for Burwood will be publicly available later this year. This will outline the ideas and opportunities for the area around the new station, informed by feedback from the community, local councils and stakeholders. The draft Structure Plans will go on public exhibition in later 2024 or early 2025, before public hearings by an independent panel in 2025.

It is anticipated Structure Plans and planning scheme amendments for these areas will be finalised in 2026.

Read more about planning the future of Burwood.


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