Timeline

2017

Selecting the project corridor

We conducted specialist engineering, environmental and social investigations and had conversations with communities and stakeholders to identify where  North East Link would be built. We also started work on the project business case.

2018

Business case

We'll complete the project business case and submit it to Government in early-mid 2018.

Planning studies, project design and community engagement

Throughout 2018 we’ll be designing North East Link and working on the specialist studies required for planning approvals.

Planning approvals for North East Link will be through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) – Victoria’s most stringent planning process.

There will be lots of opportunities for communities to get involved in key areas of project design and the EES process.

2019

Planning approvals

The project Environment Effects Statement will be submitted to the Minster of Planning and put on public display in early 2019. We expect a decision regarding planning approvals to be received towards the end of 2019.

We'll also release the project to market so we can select a preferred builder.

2020

Subject to planning approvals, construction for North East Link is expected to start in 2020.