How to get involved

Construction for North East Link, Victoria’s largest ever road project, is on track to start in 2020 and now is the time for local businesses to register to get involved.

Finally fixing the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network will create more than 10,000 jobs during construction – and the project has committed to making sure at least 90 per cent of all North East Link Project workers, suppliers and materials are local.

ICN Gateway Company Registration

Local suppliers and contractors that would not be part of a consortia directly tendering for the North East Link can register their details on the ICN Gateway and these details can then be passed on to potential tendering organisations.

The project will need local trades (including plumbers, electricians, landscapers, gardeners, bricklayers and concreters), labour hire, traffic management, training providers, steel, safety gear, pipe and hose, electric cables, waste collection, construction machinery and much more.

To register interest in getting your business involved:

  • Register at the ICN Gateway with your areas of interest and capabilities
  • If you are a construction business, register with the Construction Supplier Register
  • Register with government tender websites to find other suitable contracts. Business Victoria has some great tips
  • Keep an eye out for industry events and briefings for North East Link and other upcoming projects.

Procurement for North East Link is supported by the Victorian Government’s Local Jobs First Policy, which ensures that small and medium size enterprises are given a full and fair opportunity to compete for both large and small government contracts.

As part of the Local Jobs First Policy, 10 per cent of total work hours will be done by apprentices, trainees or cadets.

For more information about how your business can be involved in the North East Link Project and other government tenders visit Local Jobs First.


RSM Australia has been appointed as the Probity Advisor for North East Link. Any queries of a probity nature from market participants can be directed, on a confidential basis, to:

Michael Shatter, Director
RSM Australia
M: +61 3 9286 8166