The Victorian Coalition Government today announced that two consortia had been shortlisted to continue to the final stage of bidding to deliver the eastern section of the East West Link.
Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Roads Minister Terry Mulder said that two stand out bids have been shortlisted to build and operate the first stage of the East West Link.
The shortlisted bidders are:
- East West Connect; and
- Inner Link Group.
“The Coalition Government is pleased with the high standard of bids to deliver what is one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects out to tender at this time,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The two consortia selected to proceed to the final stage include some of the world’s most experienced infrastructure companies. The highly competitive nature of the tendering process will deliver the best value for money for Victorian taxpayers.
“The Government thanks the Momentum Infrastructure consortium for its high quality engagement and participation in the tendering process for the eastern section of the East West Link,” Mr O’Brien said.
Mr Mulder said the eastern section of the East West Link is a critical project for not only Melbourne, but Victoria.
“The project will ease congestion for commuters, provide better access for freight and connect our freeway network,” Mr Mulder said.
“The Coalition Government is on track to announce the successful tenderer in October, with construction to commence in late 2014,” Mr Mulder said.
The next milestone for the project will be the planning approval decision. The Planning Minister must release the Assessment Committee’s recommendations, and his response to those recommendations, by 30 June. The bidders must comply with any changes approved by the Minister arising from the Assessment Committee report.
Source: News Release Premier of Victoria Denis Napthine, 23 June 2014