Generational infrastructure projects are reshaping the landscape of the Inner North, with a focus on improving connectivity and bolstering economic growth.
Construction has begun on the ambitious, $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop. This transformative train network will play a pivotal role in connecting communities, fostering economic growth and improving accessibility within the region. The first section, connecting Cheltenham to Box Hill, will be operational by 2035, while the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) North, which links Box Hill to Melbourne Airport, will have seven new underground stations, including one at Reservoir, easing traffic congestion and delivering better access to tertiary education, employment and business opportunities by 2053.
The M80 upgrade between Sydney and Edgars Roads is complete, increasing capacity, improving safety and creating more reliable travel times for the 165,000 motorists who use this road each day.
Two new stations have opened in the Inner North following the removal of four dangerous level crossings in Preston. The Bell and Preston Stations feature better facilities, amazing city views from elevated platforms and three-MCGs-worth of new open space under the 2km rail line in Preston.