Getting on with construction

Published: 2 April 2019

Two major construction firms have been shortlisted to deliver the first package of works on the North East Link, as the project moves another step closer to construction.

CPB and Laing O’Rourke, have been shortlisted to deliver the $200 million package of works, once planning approvals are in place.
The works will start next year and deliver a range of power, water and other utility works to pave the way for major construction on the $15.8 billion project.

An Environment Effects Statement (EES) will go on public exhibition 10 April with seven community engagement sessions planned across Melbourne’s north-east and eastern suburbs from 27 April.

Communities will have 40 business days, 10 extra business days than the standard exhibition period, to consider the detailed documents which cover 18 study areas including air quality, noise, water and transport.

Businesses and homes potentially impacted by the project have been spoken to by the project team and will continue to be supported as planning and design continues, and construction begins.

Both shortlisted builders have now received tenders, with their proposals for the work expected back by mid-year.

We’re also working hard to finalise which builders will get the chance to compete for the $7-9 billion primary package.

This includes detailed design and construction for Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels.

The global search continues and bidders will be shortlisted later this year.