2023 has been a year of significant progress for the North East Link Primary Package PPP, with CPB Contractors, as part of the Spark consortium, achieving key project milestones across construction sites.
The Watsonia team completed the launch box area and welcomed the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to the site, paving the way for tunnel excavation in 2024. An additional TBM is set to arrive and join the digging crew next year.
At Winsor Reserve, the team has installed all of the steel framing for Winsor Shed, which now stands 18 meters high, 140 meters long, and 80 meters wide. This will be a key hub for future project activities.
In Bulleen, crews have completed works and opened the new Bulleen Road, which will ensure convenient access for schools and clubs during the upcoming tunnelling phase of the project.
The project team at the Trinity Lake site have completed all backfilling and compaction of Trinity Lake and delivered a piling pad that will be home to the machinery needed to build walls on the site.
Another key achievement in 2023 was the recruitment of over 600 priority job seekers, including those from migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker backgrounds to work on the project.
CPB Contractors is delivering North East Link Primary Package PPP in Melbourne with fellow CIMIC Group company Pacific Partnerships as part of the Spark consortium. The Primary Package PPP is the largest component of the North East Link project and will provide three-lane twin tunnels that will close the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network.