Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
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.
Linking key growth areas in the north and south-east
The North East Link is being delivered by the North East Link Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
Bacchus Marsh Traffic Improvements
We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
We’re planning for the duplication of Barwon Heads Road to improve traffic flow and safety and provide for future growth in the surrounding area
Beaufort Rail Bridge Strengthening
We're increasing the bridge's capacity and extending its life for future generations
Cranbourne Line Upgrade
Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak
Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.