Geotechnical testing starts
The Victorian Government will build the missing link in our road network to slash congestion in Melbourne's north, east and south-east, and create more than 5,000 new jobs.
The Victorian Budget 2017/2018 provides the first $100 million for the North East Link - every dollar needed to complete critical design, planning, and pre-construction works before contracts are signed in 2019.
Work will start immediately - spearheaded by the expert North East Link Authority - with geotechnical investigations starting this month at 24 sites across Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs.
These extensive geotechnical investigations will provide valuable information about the conditions under the earth, including the type and strength of rock under the ground and the location of ground water.