Selling to Government – Register now to be part of Victoria’s biggest road project

Registrations are now open for sole traders, small and medium businesses interested in the millions of dollars in contracts and more than 10,000 jobs that will be up for grabs as part of the $15.8 billion North East Link project.


The Victorian Chamber’s Selling to Government Series has been helping members understand the opportunities available for businesses of all sizes to get involved in supplying State Government projects and how to take advantage them.

Construction for North East Link, Victoria’s largest ever road project, is on track to start in 2020 and now is the time for local businesses to register to get involved. The project has committed to making sure at least 90 per cent of all North East Link Project workers, suppliers and materials are local.


Register at the ICN Gateway with your areas of interest and capabilities:

Construction businesses, register with the Construction Supplier Register at:


Plumbers, electricians, building trades, roof services, landscapers, form workers, carpenters, bricklayers and concreters are just some of the businesses encouraged to register their interest.

There will be opportunities for traffic management services, training providers, safety gear suppliers, air-conditioning and heating services, surveying and mapping services, engineering design and consulting, architects, office administration and mechanics.

Manufacturing industries and producers of cement and lime, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, electric cables and switches, are also being sought as well as businesses who hire out construction-related machinery and equipment.

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 said Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan. Early works will be starting soon so there are opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to get on board now. A consortium to design and build the massive project will be selected by the end of the year, and they will also need to show how they will create local jobs and training opportunities. As part of the Local Jobs First Policy, 10 per cent of total work hours will be done by apprentices, trainees or cadets. Apprenticeship Support Australia, as part of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry can help you recruit, train and retain apprentices and trainees.

Register at the ICN Gateway with your areas of interest and capabilities:

Construction businesses, register with the Construction Supplier Register at:

Keep an eye out for industry events and briefings for North East Link and make sure you check out our Selling to Government Series for more information and advice, plus case studies and insights from member businesses:

Some of the jobs and contracts that will become available as part of delivering the North East link:

  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Aluminium Rolling, Drawing, Extruding
  • Iron and Steel Forging
  • Structural Steel Fabricating
  • Prefabricated Metal Building Manufacturing
  • Metal Coating and Finishing
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing
  • Lifting and Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Land Development and Subdivision
  • Site Preparation Services
  • Concreting Services
  • Bricklaying Services
  • Roofing Services
  • Structural Steel Erection Services
  • Plumbing Services
  • Electrical Services
  • Traffic management
  • Training providers
  • Safety gear suppliers
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Services
  • Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services
  • Other Building Installation Services
  • Plastering and Ceiling Services
  • Carpentry Services
  • Tiling and Carpeting Services
  • Glazing Services
  • Landscape Construction Services
  • Hire of Construction Machinery with Operator
  • Construction Services
  • Architectural Services
  • Surveying and Mapping Services
  • Engineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services
  • Other Specialised Design Services
  • Scientific Testing and Analysis Services
  • Labour Supply Services
  • Office Administrative Services

RSM Australia has been appointed as the Probity Advisor for North East Link. Any queries of a probity nature from market participants can be directed, on a confidential basis, to:

Michael Shatter, Director
RSM Australia
M: +61 3 9286 8166

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