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The Spring Street press gallery were more interested in asking dumarse questions on fines rather than follow up on the Premier's comments at today's press conference where he said infrastructure will become an even bigger emphasis as we come out of the corona virus period.

The delayed budget toward the end of year sounds like it's going to be a motza.

So in lieu of the press gallery asking about the planning and "on-paper" status of things like SRL, MARL and the like, here's a photo of two (actually three, eventually) station locations for the SRL.



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The Spring Street press gallery were more interested in asking dumarse questions on fines rather than follow up on the Premier's comments at today's press conference where he said infrastructure will become an even bigger emphasis as we come out of the corona virus period.

The delayed budget toward the end of year sounds like it's going to be a motza.

So in lieu of the press gallery asking about the planning and "on-paper" status of things like SRL, MARL and the like, here's a photo of two (actually three, eventually) station locations for the SRL.



via LinkedIn.
Hey mate, only 1 photo is shown and the link doesn't work.
Interested in the information though so do you mind re-sending?
 

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The site is massive, certainly a lot of development potential.

This map of site investigations for the SRL from twitter user Operational Incident certainly suggests they're at least considering having the station at Southland (presumably there's already been plenty of sampling/investigations at the Cheltenham Station site for LXR): SRL stage 1 - Google My Maps
 

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The site investigation map is interesting. You can virtually see the tunnel alignment swinging around towards Southland, with a particular focus on the Reserve to the north of the shopping centre. Station perhaps, though seems to be a bit of a hike from Southland? Regarding Cheltenham, I just can't see them tearing ahead with the current project if they were proposing SRL to be there too. The Cheltenham design has been floating around longer than SRL.
 

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I really don't like the idea of the station being at Southland. Who will use it? Just the shoppers and the employees? There's not that many large scale residential or office spaces around that area. How would they start the urban growth centre in the middle of some random residential back streets behind Southland without bringing the wrath of the nimbys? Cheltenham Station site itself looks more capable with many active streets for retail and more capable to add apartment or office blocks with minimal suburban disruption for the first few development cycles of the area.

I am not a fan of using tax payers money to provide a public asset to a company to make money off if no other competitors can access it. It must be done (within reason) in a way that allows multiple businesses to tap into.
 

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I really don't like the idea of the station being at Southland. Who will use it? Just the shoppers and the employees? There's not that many large scale residential or office spaces around that area. How would they start the urban growth centre in the middle of some random residential back streets behind Southland without bringing the wrath of the nimbys? Cheltenham Station site itself looks more capable with many active streets for retail and more capable to add apartment or office blocks with minimal suburban disruption for the first few development cycles of the area.

I am not a fan of using tax payers money to provide a public asset to a company to make money off if no other competitors can access it. It must be done (within reason) in a way that allows multiple businesses to tap into.
I have some sympathy for your view but whether it is a Southland or Cheltenham, its more about being an interchange with the Frankston line.
 

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I have some sympathy for your view but whether it is a Southland or Cheltenham, its more about being an interchange with the Frankston line.
I suppose that's a fair point, especially if it allows people along the sandbelt region to access the employment areas to the north such as Clayton/Monash/Box Hill which will become a very viable option for them compared to now. That being said, it's still my preference that they put the interchange in Cheltenham as that's where people live, work, shop at all hours of the day rather than only being active during the shopping centre hours only.

Actually thinking, I wonder if they haven't marked the drilling sample at the Cheltenham station site as it may have been already done for the level crossing, or is that something that is out of scope?
 

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Morning commuters from Monash/Box Hill would be using outbound Frankston services to get from Southland->Cheltenham, you could still potentially have the line end there and develop around Cheltenham station. I do think Cheltenham is the better choice for the SRL terminus though.
 

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From the General PT thread:

At the end of the day, the bus interchange can be moved to wherever the station will be. It wouldn't be the best example of planning ahead but it's not a big expense in the scheme of the loop. From memory the Monash Masterplan has several mixed-use buildings planned near the corner of Blackburn and Wellington so it makes sense to dig up the car parks there for the SRL and eventually replace them with developments above.

I have no idea how much we should be reading into the precise locations of the site investigations/drillings, but the ones done so far suggest an alignment and station next to Scenic Boulevard: Link.
If the site investigation locations are anything to go by, we have a rough outline of the route. Although, Southland or Cheltenham as terminus: perhaps the lack of locations at Cheltenham on Heph's link might be explained due to LX removal works having already completed geotech earlier.
 

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haha! There is now a Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop. It's Jacinta Allan (Transport Infrastructure and Development Victoria).

 
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