Works are scheduled to begin in Boroondara in October 2020 to prepare for construction of the North East Link (NEL). The works involve relocating services such as sewer mains, water, electricity and gas to avoid disruption to these services during construction.
We are meeting regularly with the project and their contractors to review plans and provide feedback. Our aim is to minimise disruptions to the local community and our residents living in the impacted areas.
These early works are planned to occur at the following locations. Start dates and timeframes may change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
North East Link relocation works
Yarra East Main Sewer relocation, Bulleen
To facilitate construction of a new section of sewer, some works will be required within the Boroondara Tennis Centre and Freeway Golf Course.
During the works the Boroondara Tennis Centre will remain open and there will be no impact to the courts, tournament box or pavilion. An offset car park will be built to facilitate the works.
Works to build the Yarra East Main Sewer are expected to start at the Boroondara Tennis Centre in October 2020. Further details on the works at Freeway Golf Course will be provided when this information becomes available to Council.
Water main relocation, Koonung Creek Reserve
Two water mains will be relocated under the Eastern Freeway between Koonung Creek Reserve, Balwyn North and Estelle Street, Bulleen.
A construction compound will be built within the Koonung Creek Reserve, Balwyn North, and a temporary access road will be built off Carron Street, Balwyn North.
Boroondara Council is working closely with the project to manage impacts to the reserve, including tree removal and maintaining access to the Koonung Creek Trail.
Works in Koonung Creek Reserve will start in October 2020 and be complete in mid-2021.
Utility relocations along the Eastern Freeway
To allow for future Eastern Freeway works, a number of power and telecommunication services in Boroondara need to be relocated.
Works to move these services won’t start until later this year. More information will be available closer to the start of works.
Further information about these early works, visit the North East Link Project.
Questions about all early works activities should be directed to the North East Link Project via:
We also recommend subscribing to the NELP early works e-newsletter.