Big names in the property and construction in Australia such as Lend Lease, Leighton Contractors, John Holland and Transfield Services as well as huge international icons are featured among three consortia named in the race to build Melbourne’s landmark East-West Link project.

Unveiling the short-list for the project in a joint statement on Monday, State Premier Dennis Napthine and Treasurer Michael O’Brien claimed the selection represented ‘the strongest field ever’ for a major building project in the country. “We have assembled the global might of the world’s leading tunnelling firms, as well…