11 May to 25 May 2022 Council conducts community consultation about the Koonung Creek Reserve to help inform its submission to Spark’s Urban Design Landscape Plan (UDLP) public exhibition, advocating on behalf of Boroondara residents. 
11 May to 31 May 2022 Spark conducts community consultation on UDLP for the central tunnel package of the NEL.
February 2022 NELP calls for submissions on Planning Scheme Amendment - C135mann Bulleen Park Sporting Facilities.
December 2021 Tree planting at Hyde Park, Kew funded by NELP as part of Settlement Agreement with Council.   
1 Jan 2021 NEL works to relocate water and sewer infrastructure underway at Freeway Golf Course, Boroondara Tennis Centre and Koonung Creek Reserve.
17 July 2020 Council withdraws from judicial proceedings following lengthy negotiations.
End May 2020 Two consortia seeking to design and build the NEL present bids to the Victorian Government.
24 April 2020 Directions hearing held for the Supreme Court Challenge.
23 March 2020 Minister for Planning approves the North East Link Urban Design Strategy (UDS).
20 March 2020 Minister for Planning approves the North East Link Urban Design Framework.
11 February 2020 The Council Alliance (Boroondara, Banyule and Whitehorse) and Manningham launch North East Link legal challenge.
3 January 2020 Victorian Government gazettes the Planning Scheme Amendment GC98 for the NEL.
5 December 2019 Minister for Planning releases his assessment report and the Inquiry and Advisory Committee report.  The Minister considers the project can proceed. 
October 2019 NELP shortlists 3 contractors to tender for the Primary Works package (construction).
September 2019 NELP appoints CPB as contractors to undertake Early Works associated with the NEL.

26 July to 16 September 2019

Draft EES Inquiry and Advisory Committee hearing held.

17 June 2019

Council endorses submissions to the:

  • Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Public Environment Report for the NEL.
  • Victorian Government Environment Effects Act Environment Effects Statement for the NEL.
10 April to 7 June 2019 Draft Environment Effects Statement (EES) released for public exhibition. The EES is on display at all Boroondara libraries for the community to view. 

2 May 2019

Community information session about the EES. View the presentation from the community information session.

26 November 2018

NELP releases Invitation for Expressions of Interest (Early Works) and Invitation for Expressions of Interest (Primary Package).

Council endorses 2 concept designs for inclusion in the Bulleen Park land use planning project to save the Boroondara Tennis Centre and the Freeway Golf Course.

8 September 2018

NELP releases:

  • the Stage 3 Market Engagement to Participate to the construction industry.
  • a refined project design for community feedback and holds community information sessions.

NELP publishes the traffic noise standard of 63 decibels for the project along the length of the Eastern Freeway and confirms this includes all Boroondara properties abutting the Eastern Freeway.

8 August 2018

NELP holds the first and only community workshop for all clubs and facilities impacted by the Bulleen Park land use plan.

28 June 2018 The NEL declaration under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act is gazetted.
24 June 2018 Victorian Government releases EES final scoping requirements.
23 June 2018 Victorian Liberal Party announces support for the NEL.
19 June 2018

The Minister for Roads and Road Safety is nominated as the NEL Project Minister.

The NEL is declared under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act.

27 May 2018 The Victorian Government releases the business case for the NEL.
13 April 2018

The Federal Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) publishes its decision on the NELP Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act referral. The DoEE determines the NEL is a controlled action and will require assessment and approval by means of a Public Environment Report.

NELP holds public information sessions and releases first project design update.

6 February 2018

Council presents a formal submission on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act referral to the DoEE.

2 February 2018 Works proposed by NELP declared Public Works under the Environment Effects Act 1978; NELP must prepare an EES.
15 January 2018

NELP submits a referral to the DoEE under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

25 November 2017 Victorian Government announces Melbourne’s first dedicated, high-speed busway to be built as part of the NEL project.
24 November 2017 Victorian Government announces Corridor Option A as preferred route.
18 September 2017

Council presents a submission to NELP advocating for corridor option C and strongly opposing corridor option A.

12 September 2017 Council hosts community forum.
17 August 2017 North East Link Project (NELP) holds public information session.             
7 August 2017 Victorian Government releases 4 corridor options for the North East Link (NEL).

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