Recalling that the proposed 'East Doncaster line' was supposedly shown in the 1982 edition (I read this somewhere on the net, can't remember if it was here) I had a look inside and was pleasantly surprised to find that this particular edition did have the proposed line shown. I bought the Melway for the princely sum of $1.
It is shown as a black broken line for the above ground sections and a pink broken line for the underground sections with only three proposed stations shown, one shown in black broken line, the other two in pink fully coloured.
It starts off as a branch coming off a bit above Victoria Park station and then runs down the middle of the Eastern Freeway. The first station shown is located within the Eastern Freeway Reservation below Koornung Park (Map 32, E11).
The line leaves the freeway at Estelle Street, Bulleen and goes underground just before Harold Street, Bulleen.
It continues in a slightly curved north-easterly direction up to the corner of Williamsons Road and King Street in Doncaster. It re-emerges above ground after this intersection with the second station at Map 33, F8.
The line continues along the vicinity of King Street with the terminus located to the left of the intersection of King Street and Blackburn Road, Templestowe/Doncaster East.
Interestingly the line continues just a little bit past the last station, and there looks like there was plenty of room at the time to continue on into Donvale etc.
Other points of interest from the Melway were:
-The Broadmeadows Goods line, with level crossings at Railway Cr, and Blair Street which ran into the old Broadmeadows Military camp (which oddly enough had the Upfield line to the other side of it as well.)
-Ravenhall Dept. of Supply Explosives Railway Siding with a level crossing at Robinsons Road (near Riding Boundary Road) Deer Park
-ICI Australia Ltd Explosives Siding (with level crossing at Forrest Street, Deer Park)
-Proposed "Furlong' Station shown at the site of the present Ginifer Station
-Inner Circle line with level crossings still shown, albeit without stations (except for the section past the Fitzroy Branch line to Rushall) and the line to Fitzroy station is still shown with level crossings but without the station all the way down to Queens Parade)
-The old Warburton line is shown as a broken black line with the words 'dismantled railway', level crossing shown at Old Gippsland Road, Lilydale
-White City station still shown....too many sidings to list here in this area
-Lines to Port Melbourne and St Kilda still part of the heavy-rail network!
-Princes Bridge Station still shown
-Galvin Station still shown at Maidstone Road
-Altona line ending at Altona.
-Paisley Station at Millers Road
-Mobiltown at Kororoit Creek Road.
-Williamstown Pier station and lines still shown
-lines to Princes Pier from Port Melbourne
-Springvale Cemetary line not shown, (even though it was there!)
-General Motors and Lyndhurst stations still operational
-Langwarrin station still operational next to the Military Reserve
-line to Mornington intact and operational
-Clyde station still operational
-current Mornington Station and Morradoo stations shown as Railway Stopping places 16 and 15
-Coldstream still operational, and line Lilydale to Yarra Glen intact
-line from Crib Point to HMAS Cerberus Naval base not shown (probably for security reasons perhaps?)
-Parwan still operational, Rowsley Siding same as currently
-Cement works line, Geelong, intact
-Geelong South to Drysdale shown as 'dismantled railway'
-Cunningham Pier line still shown
Whew, that's about it!