Proponent: Linking Melbourne Authority

The East West Link was a proposed cross-city road connection extending across Melbourne from the Eastern Freeway to the M80 Ring Road.

Planning and approvals were sought for the eastern section of the East West Link: from the Eastern Freeway to the port area with a six kilometre section in a tunnel connecting the Eastern Freeway with CityLink. 

Following the November 2014 State election and change of government, the Andrews Labor Government cancelled the project and relevant approvals that had previously been granted.  The Linking Melbourne Authority has been dissolved.

More information

Questions relating to the project and the CIS documentation should be directed to Linking Melbourne Authority:

  • Visit the Linking Melbourne Authority website
  • Phone: 1800 217 569
  • Email:
  • Questions about the Assessment Committee: contact Planning Panels Victoria (03) 8392 6396
  • Questions about the CIS assessment and approvals process: contact the department's Environment Assessment Unit (03) 9223 5309.