EastLink is the 39km motorway in Melbourne’s east, connecting the Eastern, Monash, Frankston and Peninsula Link freeways.
EastLink is the safest motorway in Melbourne. It’s quick, bypassing more than 45 traffic lights, and well sign-posted with 17 interchanges.
There are two BP service centres on EastLink, with large shops, cafés, KFC and McDonald’s restaurants. The recently opened Oliver's Real Food is at the BP service centre on EastLink southbound.
Businesses can advertise on EastLink using the outdoor advertising signs.
The 35km EastLink Trail is a pathway for cyclists, runners and pedestrians.
Four major artworks are on the roadside. Eight smaller artworks are along the EastLink Trail.
The well-maintained EastLink landscape covers an area greater than the 480 hectares of parks and gardens in the City of Melbourne. We have planted around 4 million native plants, shrubs and trees in the EastLink landscape. We operate our own plant nursery adjacent to EastLink, which grows a variety of native species needed for our maintenance activities.
EastLink is unique in Australia in that it has been designed for 100% capture and treatment of road surface rainwater run-off throughout the 39 km corridor. This is achieved through 70 wetlands that handle this rainwater run-off before it is released to local waterways.
EastLink: Melbourne's Motorway Masterpiece
This 68-page magazine commemorated the opening of EastLink and featured a project overview with highlights of EastLink's unique urban design, construction and operations. The publication's stunning photography was supplied courtesy of Heaven Pictures.
EastLink: Melbourne's Motorway Masterpiece (5.0 Mb)