Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
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.
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
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing the massive bottleneck on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
High Speed Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a high speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
Improving connections for the Bellarine Peninsula by upgrading Barwon Heads Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan