North East Link

Victoria's biggest road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network


30minutes travel time slashed between the north and south-east

11kmof new freeway and tunnel

15,000trucks off local roads every day


The North East Link will finally connect the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network, while improving travel on the Eastern Freeway. It will slash travel times, get trucks off local roads and link key growth areas in the north and south-east.

The North East Link begins in Nunawading with a massive expansion of the Eastern Freeway, adding up to seven new lanes and almost doubling the size of the existing freeway. The project will build Victoria's longest road tunnel, from Bulleen Road to Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna, before connecting seamlessly with the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough.

As part of the upgrades to the Eastern Freeway, North East Link will create the Doncaster Busway, a new express bus service from Doncaster through to Abbotsford.

The business case is nearly complete and detailed planning is underway. The project is expected to create and support around 10,000 Victorian jobs.

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Linking key growth areas in the north and south-east


North East Link Project overseas the the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network.

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