The Suburban Rail Loop is one of the largest transport projects in Victoria. The 90km Suburban Rail Loop will connect every major rail line from Frankston to Werribee, travelling in a loop across the north of Melbourne. The first stage is the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East between Cheltenham and Box Hill will deliver cross-suburb transport to key destinations, helping transform Melbourne’s public transport system and delivering enormous social and economic benefits to the local community.

SRL East involves twin 26km rail tunnels, six new underground stations at Cheltenham, Clayton (major interchange station), Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood, and Box Hill, as well as a stabling yard at Heatherton.


The works awarded to Laing O’Rourke as the Managing Contractor (MC) is the Initial Works and Early Works (IWEW) package for the SRL East, which includes:

  • relocation and protection of utilities
  • site establishment works
  • road and tram modifications
  • ground improvement trials
  • construction of two Tunnel Access Shafts (TAS) and;
  • construction of a Traffic and Utilities bridge.



The SRL IWEW commenced in 2022 and will be completed by 2025.

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