Major Projects & Infrastructure, Passenger Rail

Concerns raised over mega rail loop

The Melbourne mega rail loop has its fans, but there are also concerns in some quarters about its impact

LOCAL people and business owners have expressed concerns regarding the proposed Melbourne mega rail loop.

The project would see the creation of an outer suburban rail loop, connecting Cheltenham in the south-east with Monash, Burwood, Bundoora, Melbourne Airport and Werribee.

The concept has attracted some praise, albeit the opposition has questioned the price tag.

Now residents have also expressed concerns about impact upon their lives during construction.

The project will require significant earthworks and land reclamations.

“We spent a lot of money, like tens of thousands it not hundreds of thousands of dollars, on tree protection and cultural heritage plans… but what now what,” one resident told The Herald Sun.

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