Building Suburban Rail Loop

Labor Party

An Albanese Labor Government will deliver city-changing infrastructure for all Victorians, partnering with the Andrews Government to help build the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL).

The SRL will transform how Victorians move around the state. When complete, this 90km rail line will link every major rail line from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and those they love.

The SRL will see transport super hubs at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine, and regional Victorians will be able to get to employment, world-class hospitals and universities in the suburbs – without having to travel through the CBD.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape the way Victoria grows.

Given Victoria is expected to grow to 11.2 million people by 2056 and Greater Melbourne to reach around 9 million people – a similar size to London today – this project is needed to keep Victoria moving.

SRL East will deliver 26km twin tunnels with six underground stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Burwood, Glen Waverley and Box Hill – connecting Victorians to key employment and health precincts across east and south-east Melbourne.

That is why an Albanese Labor Government will invest an initial $2.2 billion in SRL East over the next five years.

This money won’t go to planning, it will go to SRL East construction.

The SRL will create 800 early direct jobs during early works for SRL East, which will commence in 2022 and support many thousands as the project enters major construction.

Anthony Albanese and Dan Andrews know how to get things done.

While the Morrison Government wastes time and money on imaginary carparks, rejected road projects and picking partisan fights, an Albanese Labor Government will partner with the Dan Andrews Labor Government to deliver the investments that Victorians really need.

Quotes attributable to Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Australian Labor Party:

“Infrastructure like this shapes cities and shapes states.

“This project will change how Melburnians live and how they interact with their city.

“I won’t be a Prime Minister that uses infrastructure to play political games, I will be a Prime Minister who invests in the projects that matter.”

Quotes attributable to Dan Andrews, Premier of Victoria:

“The Suburban Rail Loop will change the way we move around the state, slashing travel times and taking more cars off our roads for faster, safer journeys.”

“We welcome Federal Labor’s contribution to the Suburban Rail Loop, which will support thousands of Victorian jobs in the coming years. It’s a project Victorians voted for – and we’re getting on with it.”

Quotes attributable to Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development:

“Coalition Governments talk about building infrastructure, Labor Governments actually get on with it.

“While the Morrison Government is focused on picking fights with Victorians, an Albanese Labor Government will partner with the state to build the projects that matter.”

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