Northern early works

Traffic on Greensborough Road

The northern section of the early works program stretches from the intersection of Lower Plenty Road and Greensborough Road up to the Greensborough Bypass and M80 Ring Road.

Click on the headings below to read more about early works in your area.

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Read the latest fact sheet on early works in the north.

Greensborough and Watsonia

The high-voltage transmission towers in Watsonia station car park are being moved 80 metres away to Frensham Reserve.

During these works, Frensham Reserve between Greensborough Road and Frensham Road was closed to pedestrians and cyclists with temporary detours in place.

There was also activity in the Watsonia Library car park to connect power lines to the new towers, and in Watsonia Station car park to dismantle the old towers.

These works began in November 2020 and were completed in March 2021.

Find out more by downloading the fact sheet and works notification.

Electrical utility relocation works to support the high-voltage transmission towers will happen in Watsonia and at the northern end of Greensborough Road.

Power lines will be moved underground between Santon Street and just south of Teresa Street, and new power poles will be installed between Thompson Street and Nepean Street.

These works are expected to happen in early 2021.

Find out more by downloading the fact sheet.

We’re moving two mobile towers to make way for North East Link and an improved Greensborough Road. One is located near the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough and the other near Watsonia Station car park.

Urban Design and Landscape Plans (UDLP) have been released for public comment to show the proposed mobile tower designs and how they respond to the surrounding environment.

The UDLP for the mobile tower in Watsonia will be on public exhibition from Monday 7 June to Tuesday 29 June 2021. Please visit Engage Victoria to view the UDLP and complete the survey.

Works to move the mobile towers are expected to get underway in late 2021.

Find out more by reading the fact sheet PDF, 1.4 MB and frequently asked questions PDF, 2.3 MB


We're moving gas and power lines underneath the eastern side of Greensborough Road to make space for North East Link.

To minimise traffic impacts on this busy arterial road, these works are happening overnight. Working hours are from 6.30pm to 6am on weeknights and weekend nights from 6.30pm to 8am.

We are making every effort to manage construction impacts, however there will be periods of high-level noise in the area during construction.

Sections of Greensborough Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at night under the guidance of traffic management, with all lanes open to traffic during the day.

These works will disrupt heavy vehicle passage along Greensborough Road. If you are a freight operator intending to transport an over dimensional load using Greensborough Highway between 6.30pm and 6am, please provide advance notice by sending an email to

Find out more by downloading our fact sheet.

Gas stage one

Gas stage one relocations began in mid-July between Lower Plenty Road and Erskine Road.

It includes drilling beneath Lower Plenty Road to connect the new gas main pipe with the supply network at Creek Bend Reserve, Rosanna.

These works are expected to be completed by February 2021.

Gas stage two

Gas stage two relocations start in January 2021 between Erskine Road to Watsonia Road.

These works are expected to be completed by mid-2021.


Power relocations start in January 2021 between Lower Plenty Road and Yallambie Road.

These works are expected to be completed by mid-2021.

As we continue moving gas, water and power utilities on Greensborough Road, the 513 Eltham – Glenroy (via Greensborough) bus route has been modified to use Erskine Road, Carwarp Street and Thomson Drive to connect Greensborough Road with the southern end of Finlayson Street.

The new route includes six new bus stops, three in each direction, and provides better connections to Macleod Station and shops.

The route change will be reviewed after 12 months and we will keep the community updated.

Find out more by reading the frequently asked questions.


Utility services are being moved to safeguard them during North East Link construction and beyond.

Relocation works in and around Borlase Reserve are a vital part of the early works program.

These works include:

  • Moving overhead and underground utility services including water, power and sewerage
  • Diverting Banyule Creek ready for North East Link construction
  • Temporary road openings of Borlase and Drysdale streets to Lower Plenty Road to maintain access for local residents
  • Moving two bus stops a short distance to allow for the temporary road openings.

We are making every effort to manage construction impacts and speaking directly with nearby residents throughout construction.

These works began in May 2020 and are expected to be completed by mid-2021.

Find out more by downloading the fact sheet.

We're building new infrastructure to safely provide power for North East Link. This important new electrical asset will direct power to the tunnel boring machines during construction.

It will be located near Blamey Road, just off Greensborough Road, close to the main entrance to Simpson Barracks.

These works start in January 2021 and are expected to be completed by mid-2022.

Find out more by downloading the works notification.

The water pressure reducing station (PRS) on the corner of Drysdale and Borlase streets in Yallambie will be moved to Coleen Street Reserve.

Five designs were developed for the new PRS and we asked the community to decide which option they preferred. After a two-week consultation period on Engage Victoria, Option 5 was chosen as the winning design.

The new PRS will feature charcoal palisade (paling) fencing and will be surrounded by native plantings, helping it to blend into its surrounds.

These works started in January 2021 and are expected to be completed by mid-2021.