Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

North East Link

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Late 2028
Estimated Project Cost:$15,800,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$1,750,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Banyule City Council,City of Boroondara,Manningham City Council,Whitehorse City Council,Yarra City Council
State:VIC

Project Description

The project will construct a new motorway between the M80 Ring Road at Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway at Bulleen Road. It will also widen and upgrade the Eastern Freeway.

Benefits

The project will provide Melbourne with a complete orbital road connection for the first time and will increase capacity on the Eastern Freeway. It will improve access and reduce travel times for both freight and commuter traffic and will take trucks off local streets in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $1.75 billion to the project.

Timetable

The project commenced construction in late 2021 and is expected to be completed in late 2028.

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Project details last updated: 9/02/2022