- Security of concrete supply was guaranteed by using an on-site purpose-built concrete batch plant to provide about 350k m3 of concrete.
- Supplied 650,000 tonnes of asphalt and 500,000 tonnes of quarry materials.
In 2004 the State & Federal Governments announced joint funding of a new freeway to link Mitcham with Frankston through the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the South East.
The 39 kilometre EastLink toll motorway was the largest road project in Australia during its construction, featuring 17 interchanges, seven kilometres of toll-free bypasses, 88 bridges, a 35 kilometre shared-use path and twin 1.6 kilometre three-lane tunnels that will be built to carry traffic through built-up areas along the Eastlink.
Eastlink used approximately 250,000 m³ of concrete in total, with over 95,000 tonnes of Boral Type GP cement required, including up to 500,000 tonnes of sand and aggregates.
Boral Concrete, Quarries and Asphalt have won the major proportion of this project, supplying concrete, aggregates, asphalt and cement.
Boral built a new concrete plant at Ferntree Gully to meet peak demand periods of the project. This will also assist Boral to meet existing customer needs whilst supplying concrete to the Eastlink project.
An additional 20 trucks were used to perform deliveries while Eastlink was under construction.
Boral has a fleet of B-Double pneumatic tankers that are being utilised to perform cement deliveries to each plant location.
Client & Construction Team
Thiess and John Holland joint venture.
Boral Products & Services
Type GP Cement (General Purpose Cement), Sand Aggregates.
Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.