The proposed North East Link project will connect the Metropolitan ring road (M80) and Eastern Freeway (M3) completing a ring road around Melbourne which includes the Monash Freeway (M1).
As part of the project there will be upgrades to the M3 and M80, which will be delivered through Secondary Packages.
The North Package – one of the two secondary packages – will upgrade the M80 Ring Road between Plenty Road and the Greensborough bypass to Somers Avenue. The Package scope includes:
- a new interchange at Greensborough bypass
- a new interchange at Grimshaw Street
- maintaining toll-free northbound and southbound access between Watsonia, Elder Street and Grimshaw Street
- reconfiguring the Watsonia precinct
- civil infrastructure, noise walls and urban design features, and
- new and upgraded cycling infrastructure.
|Sep 2021||ROIs Open|
|Nov 2021||ROIs Close|
|Nov 2021||EOIs Open|
|Dec 2021||ROIs Close|
|Procuring Agency:||North East Link Project|
|May 2018||The North East Link Business Case indicated there would be two secondary packages - northern and southern packages.|
|Sep 2018||The Victorian Government released the proposed project packaging at an industry briefing. The project packaging includes the primary package PPP and four secondary packages. The Victorian Government estimated that Package 1 will cost between $0.6 billion and $1.1 billion, depending on the final design.|
|Nov 2018||The Expression of Interest document for the Primary Package indicated a further refinement of packaging. This included North and South Packages as secondary freeway packages.|
|Sep 2021||The Victorian Government issued an advanced notice announcing the Registration (ROI) of Interest process for the North and South Packages. The two packages were expected to be procured as two Alliance contracts. Bidders were invited to register for an industry briefing, as well as the electronic data room where ROI documents were to be published by 27 September.|
|Nov 2021||The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interest for the construction of the project's North and South Freeway packages, closing on 17 December. Both packages will be procured and delivered separately as Alliance contracts.|