Council advocates improvements to Suburban Rail Loop plans

Attributable to Whitehorse City Council Mayor, Cr Tina Liu

“Council worked closely with the Whitehorse community to advocate for a number of improvements to Suburban Rail Loop plans, with SRL stations planned for Box Hill and Burwood.

“The Minister for Environment and Climate Change has endorsed many of our recommendations. The decision to ensure an underground connection between the SRL Box Hill station and the existing Metro Box Hill station is especially welcomed, along with a commitment to ensure a modern and efficient interchange with the Box Hill bus interchange.

“A construction project of this scale will have significant noise and dust impacts and disruptions. While Council welcomes the provision of a voluntary acquisition scheme for selected residential and business property owners, we will continue to call on the Victorian Government to ensure adequate support for our local community and local economy during construction.

“Council continues to work through the details of the Minister’s Assessment released this week. As some of Council’s recommendations were not supported or only supported in part, we will continue to advocate for better design outcomes for the Whitehorse community at all opportunities, including through the ‘Urban Design Advisory Panel’ and the ‘Public Open Space Panel’.

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