Ventia is the Operations and Maintenance provider for the Spark consortium which has been announced as the preferred bidder for Melbourne's much anticipated North East Link project.

The Spark consortium includes WeBuild, GS Engineering and Construction, CPB Contractors, China Construction Oceania, Ventia, Capella Capital, John Laing Investments, DIF and Pacific Partnerships.

The North East Link Primary Package PPP provides three-lane twin tunnels that will finally close the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network. Up to 135,000 vehicles will use North East Link every day, reducing congestion in the north-east while maintaining local roads for local trips.

Spark Project Director, Chris Oliver, said: "Spark is delighted to be selected as the preferred bidder for the largest transport project in Victorian history and the largest PPP in Australia. We look forward to working with the State to achieve financial close and begin delivery of the project with our broader consortium partners and other stakeholders to deliver a world class transport solution for the community with opportunities for local employment and procurement.

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