Our partners

We are partnering with a number of leading Australian and global construction and engineering companies to deliver Victoria’s Big Build.

90%local content target on major projects

$70binvested in developing and delivering infrastructure

1,000apprentice, trainee and cadet jobs created

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority is responsible for delivering Victoria’s Big Build, the biggest transport infrastructure program in Victorian history.

We are developing and delivering almost $70 billion in infrastructure, across 119 projects for regional and metro Victoria. This figure will increase as new projects move from development to delivery, including Melbourne Airport Rail.

  • Since 2014-15, more than $21 billion has been invested in major projects across metro and regional Victoria, representing over 80 million hours of work. This figure doesn’t include the billions of dollars spent on smaller road upgrades and maintenance across the state.
  • In 2019-21, the investment continues with over $8 billion being invested in 2019-20 and almost $10 billion invested in 2020-21.

Recycled First

Recycled First is an initiative of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, which will identify ways for the Victorian Government to use more recycled materials and build purposely greener infrastructure.

The policy brings a uniform approach to the existing ‘ad hoc’ use of recycled products on major transport infrastructure projects, and aims to drive greater use of these materials, encourage innovation and develop demand for recycled materials.

Recycled First will apply to the use of recycled and reused materials that meet existing standards and specifications for road and rail projects. It will see optimised use of recycled aggregates, glass, plastic, timber, steel, ballast, crushed brick, crumb rubber, reclaimed asphalt pavement and organics, prioritised over the use of virgin materials.

The policy will not set mandatory minimum requirements or targets. Instead, a project-by-project approach will allow contractors to liaise with recycled materials suppliers to determine if there are adequate supplies of the necessary products for their project.

Future projects across Victoria’s Big Build will require:

  • bidders to demonstrate how they will optimise the use of recycled materials
  • contractors to report on the types and volumes of recycled products they used.

This is just the start of several initiatives designed to help Victorian businesses to grow in new ways and create high-value jobs in advanced recycling and construction technologies.

For more information, get in touch with the team at or on 1800 105 105.

Becoming a supplier on Victoria’s Big Build

Suppliers and businesses can register their interest via the ICN Gateway. The Gateway is an online database that allows project and suppliers to build the right procurement partnerships.

North East Link creating local jobs

The project will create more than 10,000 jobs during construction – with a commitment to making sure at least 90 per cent of all North East Link Project workers, suppliers and materials are local.

The project will need local trades, including plumbers, electricians, landscapers, gardeners, bricklayers and concreters, labour hire and more.

Manufacturing industries and producers of cement and lime, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, electric cables and switches, are also being sought as well as businesses who hire out construction-related machinery and equipment.

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.

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.

Our construction partners

The Victorian Government is partnering with a number of leading Australian and global construction and engineering companies to deliver Victoria’s Big Build.

ProjectPackage Construction partners
Ballarat Line Upgrade


Lendlease, Coleman Rail

Chandler Highway Upgrade

Design and construct

Seymour Whyte Constructions

CityLink Tulla Widening

Melbourne Airport to Bulla Road (managed by VicRoads)


CityLink Tulla Widening

Bulla Road to Power Street (managed by Transurban)

CPB Contractors

Echuca-Moama Bridge

Stages 1 and 2 involving major upgrades to Warren Street

Winslow Constructors

Gippsland Line Upgrade

Avon River rail bridge replacement

CPB Contractors

High Capacity Metro Trains

Public Private Partnership with Evolution Rail consortium

Downer, CRRC and Plenary

Level Crossing Removal Project

North Western Program Alliance (NWPA) removing the High Street (Reservoir) level crossing, including building a new station.

John Holland, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR)

Level Crossing Removal Project

South Eastern Program Alliance (SEPA) removing the Toorak Road (Kooyong) level crossing, Manchester Road, Moroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs, MTM

Level Crossing Removal Project

Southern Program Alliance (SPA) removing the Seaford Road level crossing and carrying out the Seaford revitalisation (Seaford), Station Street (Carrum), Park Road, Charman Road (Cheltenham), Balcombe Road (Mentone) level crossings, as well as building new stations at Carrum, Cheltenham, and Mentone, and a new road bridge over the Patterson River.

Additional works package includes level crossing removals at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach

Lendlease, Acciona, Coleman Rail and WSP

Level Crossing Removal Project

Western Program Alliance (WPA) removing the level crossings at Aviation Road (Laverton), and building the Wyndham Vale Stabling Facility (delivered on behalf of Department of Transport, in partnership with V/Line)

McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott McDonald

Mernda Rail Extension

Eight kilometres of new rail line and three new stations between South Morang and Mernda

John Holland

Metro Tunnel

Public Private Partnership with Cross Yarra Partnership consortium to build the new tunnels and stations

Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella

Metro Tunnel

Rail systems including signalling and systems integration work

CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation

Metro Tunnel

Rail Infrastructure Alliance

John Holland, CPB

Monash Freeway Upgrade

Stage 1 funded as part of the West Gate Tunnel project with Transurban

Fulton Hogan

Mordialloc Freeway

Joint venture

McConnell Dowell and Decmil

M80 Ring Road Upgrade

Section between Sunshine Avenue and the Calder Freeway

Fulton Hogan

M80 Ring Road Upgrade

Section between Sydney Road and Edgars

CPB Contractors
Plenty Road Upgrade

Stage 1 from McKimmies Road to Bush Boulevard in Mill Park


Princes Highway West Duplication

Section 2 Armytage Road to Warncoort


Princes Highway West Duplication

Section 3 Warncoort to Colac East

Cut & Fill

Shepparton Line Upgrade

Stage 2

Coleman Rail and KBR

Streamlining Hoddle Street

Construct only

Seymour Whyte Constructions

Suburban Roads Upgrade

Public Private Partnership with project consortium, Netflow

Cintra and Plenary

Sunbury Line Upgrade Upgrading the Sunbury line to make way for High Capacity Metro Trains John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and MTM
Thompsons Road Upgrade

Road duplication and level crossing removal


Warrnambool Line Upgrade

Design and construct between Camperdown and Terang


West Gate Tunnel

Public Private Partnership with Transurban (concessionaire)

CPBJH joint venture

Western Highway Upgrade

Duplication of the highway between Buangor and Ararat

CPB Contractors and Seymour Whyte Constructions

* projects to be delivered by allocated program alliance/contractor subject to performance on initial work packages.

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