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Industry Transportation
Founded Mount Waverley, VIC, Australia 2002
Headquarters Ringwood, VIC, Australia
Key people
Charles Griplas, Managing Director
Products EastLink Tollway
Revenue A$ 218.35 million (2011)[1]
Number of employees
approx. 200 (2014)[2]
Slogan Time Better Spent

ConnectEast is an Australian limited corporation responsible for the finance, design, construction and operation of Melbourne's EastLink tollway project.

Previously listed in the Australian Stock Exchange as The ConnectEast Group (stock symbol: ASXCEU), it won the tender in 2004 to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the 39 km Mitcham-Frankston motorway, which links the Eastern Freeway in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the Frankston Freeway in Melbourne's south-east. This tollway, called EastLink was constructed through a joint-venture between Thiess and John Holland and completed 5 months ahead of schedule with the tollway opening in June 2008.

In late 2011, the company was sold to Horizon Roads for $2.2 billion.[3]


  1. ^ "2011 Annual Report". ConnectEast - owner and operator of EastLink. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Our Team". ConnectEast - owner and operator of EastLink. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Neil (2011-09-27). "ConnectEast takeover approved after close vote". Herald Sun (Herald Sun). Retrieved 2014-08-30.