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A consortium headed by construction giant Lend Lease has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build the $8 billion first stage of Melbourne's East West Link toll road.
The East West Connect Consortium also includes Lend Lease's financing arm Capella Capital, and infrastructure companies Acciona and Bouygues.
It will negotiate with the State Government on the final design of the eastern stage of the project, with a contract due to be signed next month.
Project opponent Anthony Main is warning of more public demonstrations.
"We've done protests at their head office before and I think Lend Lease can expect a few more of those in the lead-up to the state election," he said.
Victorian Treasurer Michael O'Brien says everyone has a right to protest.
"But that protest right does not enable you to interfere with other people going to work," he added.
The State Government wants construction to start before the end of the year.
The consortium was chosen ahead of the other shortlisted bidder, the Inner Link Group Consortium, which included Transfield Services.
Victorian Opposition leader Daniel Andrews has refused to say if Labor will work with independent MP Geoff Shaw to prevent the Government from signing the contracts to build the East West Link tunnel before the election.
The State Government wants to sign the contracts for the project before the November vote, but Labor wants to make the project an election issue.
Mr Shaw, who holds the balance of power, also opposes the project.
The East West Link is an 18-kilometre cross-city road connection extending from the Eastern Freeway to the Western Ring Road.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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