North East Link Project
North East Link Project
The winning design for the newly-approved NELP was designed by a specially-created Architecture Joint Venture (AJV) comprising experts from Warren and Mahoney, BKK and T.C.L, with further Indigenous consultation from Greenaway Architects.

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Our winning design for the North East Link Project detailed an extensive Blue Green Infrastructure Plan. In collaboration with a specialist team, T.C.L instigated world-class sustainable initiatives to support and improve blue and green infrastructure throughout the project.  These initiatives included; two for one tree replacements, a 300% increase in water quality (compared to the reference design) and daylighting the Koonung Creek, from highly-polluted stormwater pipe to biodiverse habitat and vibrant public open space. 

In consultation with Wurundjeri (Woi-Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation), three core pillars – Connection to Country, Caring for Country, and Connecting People – guided the project and team approach. Through applying these core pillars to the Blue Green Infrastructure Plan, the team sought to create an enduring legacy for the North East Link.

Client Name
Victorian State Government, SPARK Consortium
Melbourne, Victoria
26km, including a 6.5km tunnel
Scott Adams, Terrence Stapleton
Traditional Owners
Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations
BKK Architects, Warren and Mahoney Architects, Greenaway Architects, Paul Thompson
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TCL acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We respect their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.