SRL East Geotechnical investigations have kicked off again between Cheltenham and Box Hill, marking the start of a massive year for Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop (SRL).
Up to five drilling rigs will be busy collecting info on ground conditions over the next few weeks – informing the planning and design of SRL East, and adding to last year’s impressive tally of 12 kilometres of ground drilled.
Construction on SRL East will get underway with Initial and Early Works starting this year– creating up to 800 direct local jobs. These works will include preparing sites for the launch of tunnel boring machines, moving and protecting underground services, ground improvements and road modifications.
Precinct Reference Group meetings will continue to provide local input into the planning, development and delivery of SRL East. There will also be plenty of opportunities for communities to get involved in shaping their neighbourhoods into better places to live, work and visit.