Early works are underway on the $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop, which will deliver critical connections to surrounding suburbs, the CBD and Melbourne Airport via an orbital link. The first 26km, linking Cheltenham to Box Hill, is expected to be in operation by 2035.

Bayside’s beautiful beaches have received much attention in recent years. Vital repairs have restored public access to a 340m section of Middle Brighton Pier. Work has also begun on a $4 million redevelopment of the Black Rock Life Saving Club Pavilion, while the new Dendy Street Beach Life Saving Pavilion will form the centrepiece of a $13 million upgrade to improve the iconic precinct by 2023.

The council has invested close to $75 million in the past year to upgrade key community infrastructure, including a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Bayside Netball Centre at Sandringham College, $6.9 million for the Tulip Street Basketball extension, and $7.6 million for four sports ground pavilion upgrades.