Friday 10th Apr, 2020

Bulk manufacturers urged to supply North East Link

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Registrations are now open to supply one of Victoria’s biggest road projects, North East Link, with bulk materials, such as cement, lime, ready mix concrete and asphalt.

More than 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars’ worth of contracts will soon be available as the Victorian Government encourages businesses to get involved with the $15.8 billion project.

Sole traders and small to medium businesses are urged to register their details for contract opportunities over the next eight years.

“North East Link is a huge project that will change how we move around our city forever – and we need all hands on deck to build it,” Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said.

“As we get on with a massive pipeline of major projects, we look to put local jobs first – so put your hand up now to help build North East Link.”

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Builders are preparing to start early works on the project soon, with a consortium to be selected by the end of the year to design and build the project. In addition to delivering the project, the consortium will also need to provide evidence of creating local jobs and training opportunities.

Businesses in the Bulleen Industrial Precinct that have been impacted by the project will be offered additional reskilling and training opportunities.

“We are creating more jobs for Victorians and supporting local industry by inviting small and medium businesses to be part of building our biggest road project,” Jobs, Innovation and Trade Minister Martin Pakula said.

“We know that one of the biggest challenges for local businesses is breaking into new or expanding supply chains and that’s why we’re making sure there are opportunities for everyone to be part of North East Link.”

Businesses interested in getting involved and register their interest here: gateway.icn.org.au/project/4055/north-east-link