North East Link Project
Explore what we’ve been working on and help shape Victoria’s largest ever road project.
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Victoria is currently in a transport construction boom, with over 100 major projects being delivered that will transform the way we travel.
We’re seeking your feedback for projects across our state, that includes building tunnels, new freeways, removing level crossings and upgrading our road and rail networks. Our project teams have a number of consultations open for Victorians to give feedback on current and future rail and road projects.
The removal of 75 most dangerous level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2025, in addition to other rail network upgrades such as new train stations, track duplication and train stabling yards.
The biggest road transport project in Victoria’s history, that will finally connect Melbourne’s freeway network between an upgraded Eastern Freeway and the M80 Ring Road.
The project is a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, to provide a much needed second river crossing as well as widening the West Gate Freeway.
The team oversees the delivery of major road projects around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Projects include new roads, road widenings, new bridges and major freeway upgrades.
Melbourne’s next underground train line will carry the busy Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines and free up space in the City Loop meaning more trains can run more often across Melbourne
The Regional Rail Revival program is upgrading every regional passenger train line in Victoria.
Melbourne Airport Rail is a once-in-a-generation transformation of Victoria’s transport network, connecting Melbourne Airport with a rail service for the first time.
Suburban Rail Loop will transform Victoria’s public transport system, connecting every major train line from the Frankston Line to the Werribee line, and improving access to housing, jobs, schools, universities and hospitals in Melbourne’s middle suburbs.
For more information on Victoria’s biggest transport program and its projects, visit the Victoria’s Big Build website.
Explore what we’ve been working on and help shape Victoria’s largest ever road project.
We’re seeking feedback from local businesses to understand how our construction works may affect you.
We are seeking your feedback on the draft concept design for Apex Park. This includes the new nature-based playground and new BMX/pump track.
We're removing the level crossings at Bell Street, Cramer Street, Murray Road and Oakover Road in Preston by raising the rail line over the roads.
We're getting rid of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Glenroy Road, and building a new and improved Glenroy Station.
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The project has been through more than three years of intensive and robust planning and work has started.
We’re upgrading Plenty Road between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road to help you get home safer and sooner.
The Edithvale Road level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level. Works will start in 2020.
The Bondi Road, Bonbeach level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.
The level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick are being removed by raising the rail line over the road.
The second stage of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade will deliver more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better connections to public transport.
The Cherry Street, Werribee level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge over the rail line, extending Tarneit Road to Princes Highway.
The level crossings at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale will be removed by building a rail bridge over the road.
The Hallam Road level crossing will be removed by building a rail bridge over Hallam Road and a new modern station.
We’re adding an extra lane on Childs Road, replacing the roundabout at Bowman Drive with traffic lights and building a new bridge over Darebin Creek.
We’re building a new bridge over the Cranbourne rail line, upgrading intersections and adding an extra lane between Abbotts Road and South Gippsland Highway.
We’re upgrading the six-way roundabout, adding safety barriers and improving the road surface along Golf Links and Grant Road.
We’re adding an extra lane between Thompsons Road and the South Gippsland Highway, upgrading intersections and building new walking and cycling paths.
We’re adding an extra lane in each direction, upgrading intersections, building a new bridge and installing safety barriers.
We’re adding an extra lane, upgrading intersections and installing safety barriers between Princes Freeway and Manks Road.
We’re adding an extra lane between Heatherton Road and James Cook Drive, upgrading intersections and building new walking and cycling paths.
We're upgrading Fitzsimons Lane to make it easier and safer to get you where you need to be.
We’re adding extra lanes on Sunbury Road, adding traffic lights, new walking and cycling connections and building a new bridge over Jacksons Creek.
We’re adding an extra lane between Plenty and Yan Yean Roads, installing new traffic lights, upgrading intersections and building a new bridge.
We’re adding an extra lane on Epping Road, installing new traffic lights, upgrading intersections and building better walking and cycling connections.
We’re adding extra lanes on Craigieburn Road as well as upgrading intersections and building better walking, cycling and public transport connections.
We’re building the new Mordialloc Freeway to connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway to the Dingley Bypass.
We’re upgrading intersections along South Road between Nepean Highway and Warrigal Road to reduce congestion and improve travel times.
The level crossing at Aviation Road, Laverton was removed in September 2019. The crossing was removed by moving the road onto a new bridge over the railway line.
We're removing the Argyle Avenue level crossing and closing the Swanpool Avenue and Chelsea Road level crossings in Chelsea.
As part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, we'll fully duplicate the rail line, remove the last four level crossings along the line, and build a new Merinda Park Station.
The Cardinia Road, Pakenham level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge.
We're removing the level crossing at Werribee Street in Werribee by building a rail bridge over the road.
We're removing the level crossing at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing by building a road bridge over the rail line east of the current crossing.
The dangerous and congested level crossing at Ferguson Street, Williamstown will be gone for good in 2022.
Consultation for the Yan Yean Road Upgrade - Stage 2 has closed. Thank you for having your say. We'll have an update on what we've heard available soon.
Once we had a preferred corridor, the project was assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process.
Federal approval for the North East Link Project was assessed by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
In February 2020, we removed the level crossing at Station Street, Carrum, closed the Eel Race Road level crossing, and opened the new Carrum Station.
Major construction is underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road, Mentone.
The Reservoir level crossing was removed in December 2019 with a rail bridge over High Street and the construction of a brand-new Reservoir Station.
In April 2020, we removed the level crossing at Toorak Road, Kooyong by building a rail bridge over the road.
With no existing road reserve set aside to build North East Link, our first step was to decide how – and where – to best link our city’s north-east and south-east.
Major works are underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Charman and Park roads in Cheltenham.
Works to duplicate track between Heidelberg and Rosanna and remove level crossings at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna and Grange Road, Alphington were completed in May 2018.
The level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon is now gone for good, with the new road underpass beneath the railway line opening in September 2018.
The level crossing at Camp Road, Campbellfield was removed in late 2017, by lowering the rail line into a trench under the road.
The Grange Road, Alphington level crossing was removed in 2018, with the train line lowered under Grange Road.
A new train storage facility will be built in Kananook to provide capacity to accommodate more trains in the future following completion of the Metro Tunnel project.
The level crossing at Evans Road, Lyndhurst is being removed with a road bridge design.
The Metro Tunnel Project seeks community feedback on proposed amendments to the Western Portal Development Plan.
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