The Government of Victoria has announced that the three consortia shortlisted have submitted their bids to develop the first stage of the East West Link in Australia.
The consortia that submitted bids are the following:
East West Connect
Inner Link Group
The East West Link project is an 18-kilometre cross city connection north of the Melbourne central business district. The full East West Link dramatically improves the connectivity between Melbourne's established east and rapidly growing west, joining the Eastern Freeway at Hoddle Street with the Western Ring Road in Sunshine West.
The East West Link project will be delivered as an availability PPP with the state initially retaining tolling and traffic risk.
Construction of the project is expected to commence in late 2014 with expected completion in 2019-20.