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Victorian government unveil SRL East precinct vision

The state government’s new SRL design involves precinct towers at each station to allow for more housing and jobs

The Victorian government has released its long-term vision for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East project, unveiling the design for six SRL East precincts that will also result in 70,000 more homes above and around it.

Expressions of interest are now opening to build the six state-of-the-art train stations, with the state government detailing how the precincts can host more jobs, housing and services over time.

The plan has proposed land use changes and shown indicative building heights around the SRL stations in Box Hill, Burwood, Glen Waverley, Monash, Clayton and Cheltenham.

These directions propose taller apartment and office buildings in the precinct core, with more townhouses and mid-rise apartments to sit within walking distance of the stations.

The Victorian government estimates that more than 70,000 additional homes and over 230,000 additional jobs will be gradually accommodated across the six SRL east precincts by the 2050s.

“We have a clear vision: more transport, more jobs and more homes for Victorians,” state Premier Jacinta Allan says.

“Melbourne is growing fast and, with the SRL, we’re making room for thousands of new homes in the right places – close to transport, jobs and services.”

SRL minister Danny Pearson says: “More housing options mean local kids have a better shot of owning a home close to where they grew up.”

“We’ve taken on board years of community feedback and this is just the next step in a detailed and proper planning process that involves locals every step of the way.”

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