The world's best builders are competing for the construction of Victoria’s biggest transport infrastructure project.

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.

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 2021.

CPB Contractors are leading the early works package in 2020 and site investigation works are also continuing.

Construction timelines

  • Early works for North East Link started in 2020
  • Major construction for North East Link to start by 2021
  • North East Link is expected to open to traffic in 2027


  • Find out what works are currently happening in your area - click here
  • Find out more about the early works program - click here