Planning approvals for North East Link will be informed by an Environment Effects Statement (EES).

An EES is Victoria’s most robust impact assessment process.

It takes around a year to prepare and extensive investigative works and planning studies inform the document.

While we’ve been busy working on the EES, we’ve continued to explore different design options for local connections around Watsonia Station and shops. This is not the final design but is another option that has been developed in response to community feedback.

The alternate design for Watsonia won’t appear in the EES when it goes on exhibition but:

  • still meets the performance requirements developed for the project in the EES
  • can be provided to the builders we invite to further refine the design and submit bids to build the project.