The latest on the North East Link
Melbourne’s North East Link is set to reduce travel times between Melbourne’s north and south east by up to 35 minutes, and take 15,000 trucks off local roads each day by linking the M80 to an upgraded Eastern Freeway.
Here, we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest project news as it’s announced.
14 July 2021
North East Link Skills and Jobs Centre opens
The Victorian Government has opened the new North East Link Skills and Jobs Centre in Watsonia, a “one-stop-shop” to connect locals to the 10,000 jobs on offer through the project.
29 June 2021
Preferred bidder selected for North East Link tunnelling package
The Victorian Government has chosen a preferred bidder to construct twin three-lane tunnels and key interchanges as part of the North East Link tunneling package.
28 July 2020
Victorian Government mediates with councils on North East Link
The Victorian Government has made agreements with three city councils to deliver a package of community upgrades as part of its North East Link Project.
5 March 2020
North East Link to become first state-owned toll collector
In a Victorian first, tolling rights for the North-East Link will be owned by the State Government.
20 January 2020
Thousands of North East Link jobs up for grabs as registrations open
The Victorian Government has created a ‘job bank’ for workers, businesses and companies to help build the North East Link, with more than 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars of contracts up for grabs as part of the $15.8 billion project.
9 December 2019
Community feedback drives North East Link progress
Community feedback received through the Environment Effects Statement has driven key improvement recommendations for North East Link – Victoria’s biggest ever road project.
9 April 2019
North East Link shortlists two contractors
The Victorian Government has shortlisted two major construction firms to deliver the first package of works on the North East Link.
27 November 2018
Victorian Government announces EOI for North East Link
The newly re-elected Victorian Labor Government has announced the North East Link has gone out to market, and is calling for expressions of interest from builders.
20 September 2018
North East Link designs revealed
Detailed designs for Melbourne’s new $15.8 billion North East Link project have been released by the Victorian Government.
29 May 2018
North East Link business case released
The new business case for the North East Link shows that the project will give workers in Melbourne’s north east access to 56,000 new job opportunities and deliver $12.5 billion in Gross State Product to the economy.
24 November 2017
North East Link route confirmed
The Victorian Government has confirmed the route for the North East Link.
7 August 2017
North East Link corridor options unveiled
The Victorian Government has unveiled the four potential corridor options for the North East Link, which aims to ease congestion in Melbourne’s north east and take trucks off local roads.