About the project

Design work is underway for North East Link – the single biggest transport infrastructure investment in Victoria’s history.

North East Link will finally build the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network while increasing the capacity of the Eastern Freeway.

It will slash travel times, get trucks off local roads and link key growth areas in the north and south-east.

North East Link will deliver three major projects in one:

  • North East Link: Completing the ring road between the Eastern Freeway and the M80 Ring Road, connecting the growing northern and south-eastern suburbs
  • Eastern Freeway upgrades: Overhauling the Eastern Freeway with new lanes and new technology for up to 40% faster trips
  • Doncaster Busway: Launching a new Doncaster Busway with dedicated express bus lanes along the Eastern Freeway from Doncaster towards the city

Design update - April 2018

Throughout 2018 we’ll be designing North East Link and working on the specialist studies required for planning approvals. In April we released an update on the project design work so far. We held eight community sessions between Saturday 21 April - Tuesday 01 May, 2018. Online feedback was open until 5 June, 2018.

There will be a second design update later this year, including how community feedback has informed changes.

North East Link - April 2018 budget announcement

Download transcript: 2018-budget-announcement-with-visions.docx North East Link - April 2018 budget announcement - April 2018