Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 20 October 2021

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Better buses a focus at new station Exhibition of the SRL East Environment Effects Statement is coming soon. Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) is finalising an Environment Effects Statement (EES) and draft Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) for Suburban Rail Loop East from Cheltenham to Box Hill (the Project). The EES will examine the potential impacts the Project could have on the environment and identifies how the Project plans to avoid, reduce and manage those impacts. A digital EES is being prepared, designed to make it as simple as possible to understand the impacts of the Project. The EES will include Technical Reports, a Map Book, Summary Report and a draft Planning Scheme Amendment. The EES and draft PSA is expected to be on public exhibition in late 2021. During this time, members of the public can view the EES and draft PSA and make written submissions. More information on how to make a submission will be available once the exhibition period commences. Following public exhibition, the written submissions, the EES and draft PSA will be reviewed by an independent Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) appointed by the Minister for Planning to consider the environmental effects of the project. After the exhibition period, the IAC will hold a Directions Hearing on Friday 28 January 2022 and public hearings from 28 February 2022 through to the end of April 2022 to hear from SRLA and submitters. The public submission process is independently managed by Planning Panels Victoria. Submissions must be made using the Engage Victoria submissions page that will be advertised when exhibition is opened. Further information about the IAC hearing process will be made available once the exhibition period commences. For more information on accessing the EES documentation, please contact SRLA by phoning 1800 105 105 or emailing For more information about the Suburban Rail Loop East Project, please visit

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

20 October 2021

A NEW bus interchange will be built on Bay Road during construction of the Cheltenham suburban rail loop station. The bus interchange will connect passengers at the station to a new pedestrian overpass, which will lead to Southland Station and the Southland Shopping Centre. Six bus stops will make up the new bus interchange. It will also include parking space for 400 bikes. Executive general manager of rail and infrastructure Nicole Stoddart said the features at the new station would make life easier for commuters. “Access to SRL East stations will be quick and easy for passengers using all forms of transport, with bike paths, plenty of undercover bike parking and a new bus interchange at Cheltenham providing a critical new link for the community,” she

said The eastern section of the suburban rail loop, from Cheltenham on the Frankston line to Box Hill, is projected to start next year and be finished by 2035. The estimated journey time from Cheltenham to Box Hill will be 22 minutes.

PLANS for the Cheltenham suburban rail loop station. Picture: Supplied

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