Community Liaison Groups

What's a Community Liaison Group?

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North East Link Authority has formed two Community Liaison Groups (CLGs) to involve the community and stakeholders in the planning stage for the project.

The two CLG groups represent the northern and southern parts of North East Link and will provide an opportunity for community members to participate in regular forums about topics important to them.

The groups of 15-20 people include representatives from:

  • Local residents
  • Businesses
  • Community groups
  • Environmental groups
  • Education institutions
  • Wurundjeri tribe
  • VicRoads
  • Councils

North and South/ Eastern Freeway CLG locations

Community representatives were selected through an application process and demonstrated strong links within their community.

The CLGS are independently chaired by Mike Marasco.

If you have any questions or concerns about North East Link, or opportunities you would like to raise, we encourage you to contact your CLG local representative.

To find out more about other ways to get involved in the North East Link project, including drop in displays and community workshops visit the community page of this website.

For more information:

Get in touch with your local CLG member

Contact your local CLG member by emailing and quote your geographical area (see two options below) in the subject field.

Southern North East Link (Bulleen Road) and Eastern Freeway

Community representatives

  • Lynne Baker
  • Matt Maguire
  • Sandra Massimini
  • Tina Garg
  • Bruce Plain
  • Gwenda Johnstone

Disability representative

  • John Van Delft

Business representative

  • Cam Giardina (Bulleen business representative)

Student representative

  • Raymond Myrteza


  • Wurundjeri representatives: Ronald Jones
  • Yarra River Keeper representative: Andrew Kelly

Please note: North East Link Project is hosting a separate active transport group to specifically focus on walking and cycling.

Northern North East Link (M80 - Bulleen Road/Manningham Road)

Community representatives

  • Allan Hunter
  • David Hall
  • Fred Buono
  • Michael Girdler

Business representatives

  • Gabrielle Callahan (Macleod business representative)
  • Jeremy Richards (Watsonia business representative)

Student representative

  • Johanna Tabares


  • Friends of Banyule representative: Dennis O'Connell
  • Resolve Rosanna Road representative: Zoe Cassar
  • Warringal Conservation Society representative: Michelle Giovas

Please note: North East Link Authority is hosting a separate active transport group to specifically focus on walking and cycling.

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