World's best builders compete for North East Link

Published: 2 September 2019

Construction for Victoria’s biggest infrastructure project is one step closer with three consortiums shortlisted to build North East Link’s twin road tunnels, which will be the longest in Victoria.

After a worldwide search, the bidders are competing for the $7-9 billion major works contract as part of a Public Private Partnership to deliver this long-awaited infrastructure project.

The bidders include some of the biggest construction companies in Australia and globally.

  • OneLink – CPB Contractors, Samsung C&T Corporation, Egis Road Operations, UGL Engineering, Pacific Partnership, DIF Management Australia
  • Spark – Salini Impregilo, GS Engineering and Construction, China Construction Oceania, Broadspectrum Australia, Capella Capital, John Laing Investments, and advisors Lend Lease Engineering
  • ViaNova – John Holland Group, Acciona Construction, Lendlease Services, Plenary Group, Acciona Concesiones

Along with building the twin tunnels, the selected contractor will also design the entire project, including its new interchanges, freeway upgrades and paths for pedestrians and cyclists. 

This major construction will start in late 2021, and early works to prepare for this begin early 2020 following planning approvals.

CPB Contractors will lead the early works package, which includes a range of power, water and other utility works to reduce disruption when major construction starts.