North East Link
GS Engineering and Construction
China Construction Oceania
North East Link is more than just Victoria’s biggest road project – it's the biggest ever investment in Melbourne’s north-east. It will take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and slash travel times by up to 35 minutes.
In addition to the tunnel itself, the project will also provide a massive upgrade to the M80 Ring Road with two new green bridges in Watsonia; a major overhaul to the Eastern Freeway, including a new green bridge in Bulleen; Melbourne’s first dedicated busway linking Doncaster and a fast-tracked park and ride in Bulleen; and 34km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths will link our city’s north-east to Yarra River trails and parklands.
Construction on the North East Link tunnels will begin in 2022, with other elements progressively taken out to market starting next year.
Scharp worked closely with the Spark Consortium to provide 3D visualisation services critical to the bid presentation to the Victorian Government.
“Scharp’s capacity and ability to consistently deliver on large infrastructure projects was an asset to the Spark consortium’s bid for the North East Link Project. We would highly recommend them for their experience, understanding and reliability to deliver the bid for such a large and complex project. Their technical expertise in bringing the North East Link to life helped our bid immensely, and their competence in working to tight timeframes made the process so much smoother.” Ben Mark, Director, Capella Capital.
Five aerial photomontages and a total of five minutes of flythrough animation was delivered, covering the entire length of the tunnels, roads and freeways of the massive project. Both helicopter and drone video footage and photography were utilised, into which Scharp expertly inserted the proposed North-East Link works to create a seamless presentation. All of this was tied together in a six minute movie combining animations, footage, motion graphics, voiceover and soundtracks.
Spark Consortium were successful in their bid and were awarded the Primary Package of works. Scharp were subsequently contracted by both Spark and the Victorian Government to deliver updates and further works to the flythrough animations and aerial photomontages, in a drive by the State Government to portray their vision of the project to the Victorian public.
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