North East Link is Victoria’s largest ever road project and we’re taking the time now, at the very front end, to get the best possible design for Victoria and the local community.

Spark has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver the tunnelling package for North East Link. The successful bidder will construct the twin three-lane tunnels and key interchanges. The new tunnels will protect homes and sensitive environmental areas including the Yarra River, Banyule Flats and Warringal Parklands.

The tunnelling package will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership. We’ll now work with the preferred bidder to negotiate a final contract and finalise their concept design for North East Link – ready to share details with the community before the end of the year.

Once the tunnelling package is awarded, the project will go out to market for other key elements of North East Link, including a massive overhaul of the Eastern Freeway, Melbourne’s first dedicated busway, the completion of the M80 Ring Road and more than 25 kilometres of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths.