The North East Link is the proposed freeway linking Melbourne’s Metropolitan Ring Road to either the Eastern Freeway at Bulleen Road or Eastlink. 

The Victorian Government considered 4 potential options and announced on 24 November Corridor Option A as the preferred option.  

We strongly oppose North East Link Corridor Option A as it will have a direct impact on Boroondara’s liveability. It will place Boroondara’s parkland and green space, recreational areas and community facilities at risk. Traffic volumes, noise and pollution on Bulleen Road and Doncaster Road will be increased.

We will continue to fight for our community to protect Boroondara’s environment and local amenity. 




7 August 2017

Vic Gov releases four potential options

17 August 2017

NELA holds public information session              

12 Sept. 2017

Council hosts community forum 

18 Sept. 2017

Council makes a formal submission to NELA

24 November 2017

Victorian Government announces Corridor Option A as preferred route

Concerns about corridor option A

Little detail has so far been released by NELA about Corridor Option A. Council has actively been working to inform residents about North East Link corridor option A and the potential impacts to the Boroondara community.

We have sent out information via letters, advertisements in the Leader newspaper, social media posts and via the Boroondara website.

From our initial assessment, we believe Corridor Option A will directly impact on the City of Boroondara with relation to:

  • The compulsory acquisition of both private and public land
  • The Freeway Golf Course and Boroondara Tennis Centre
  • Koonung Creek Reserve and other parks extending to Chandler Highway through upgrades to the Eastern Freeway including additional lanes
  • Additional traffic and noise on Bulleen Road, connecting arterial roads and local roads and possible changes to these roads
  • Additional noise levels along the Eastern Freeway corridor due to an increase in traffic and notably truck traffic
  • Impacts on the future provision of the Doncaster Rail project

Boroondara's submission to NELA

Council has formally written to NELA asking for further information so we can properly assess the options and understand the specific details of Corridor Option A.

We submitted our formal response on 8 September 2017:

Read Boroondara's submission to NELA

Freedom of Information (FOI) request to NELA

On several occasions we requested traffic modelling data for Bulleen Road, North Balwyn and project costs for each of the corridor options. Our Freedom of Information (FOI) request was refused by NELA.  

Read our:

Involving the community in discussions

Council is advocating for the community and actively listening to your concerns.  We welcome your comments by email at [email protected]

Community Forum held on 12 September

On Tuesday 12 September, Council hosted a community forum in Kew to listen to residents’ concerns about North East Link corridor option A (see map of option A on NEL website).

More than 440 residents attended the forum and, to reach a wider audience, we streamed the forum via Facebook. This reached more than 5,200 people, with many viewers posting comments and providing feedback during the session.

Feedback can be emailed to [email protected]. We will continue to ensure the community remains informed about this project.

Further information on the North East Link proposal

1 August 2017 - Mayor's blog: North East Link could impact Boroondara

12 September 2017 - Recording of community forum: Boroondara Facebook page 

Maps of the 4 options, fact sheets, and project updatesNorth East Link Authority website.

24 November 2017 - Victorian Government media release - North East Link Victoria’s Biggest Ever Transport Project  

24 November 2017 - City of Boroondara media release - North East Link Corridor Option A would deliver a blow to Boroondara homes and liveability


North East Link Authority

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1800 941 191

Post: GPO Box 4509, Melbourne VIC 3001


City of Boroondara

Phone: 9278 4444

Email: [email protected]

Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124


The Hon. Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Phone: (03) 9706 0566

Email: [email protected]

Post: PO Box 126, Endeavour Hills, VIC 3802


The Hon. Richard Wynne, Minister for Planning

Phone: (03) 9415 8901

Email: [email protected]

Post: PO Box 1474, Collingwood, VIC 3066

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