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City of Moreland seeks legal advice on East West Link

The City of Moreland will seek legal advice on the state government’s approval of the East West Link. Three councils, the cities of Yarra, Melbourne and Moreland, affected by the East West Link voted against the road tunnel at their meetings last week. The City of Moreland was the only council to agree to seeking […]

Yarra City Council votes against EWLink

The following resolution was passed by Yarra Council on Tuesday night. Moved:  Councillor Colanzi                      Seconded:  Councillor Stone That Council: (a)       notes the officer report on the Assessment Committee’s findings and report on the East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement and the Minister for Planning determinations of 30 June 2014 on the 6 applicable approvals for the East West Link subject to […]

Don’t sign on EWLink before election, Council says

Melbourne City Council voted last night to continue its opposition to Stage 1B of the East West Link and called for the Napthine government not to sign contracts before the November state election. Six councillors supported a motion moved by Cr Rohan Leppert while five councillors including Lord Mayor Robert Doyle voted against the ten-point […]

City of Melbourne must act to avoid poor planning

The City of Melbourne must act to ensure contracts for the East West Link are not rushed through before the Victorian state election while large parts of the project, including Part B and impacts on Ross Straw Field and Parkville, remain unconfirmed and have not been rigorously assessed. In order to avoid mopping up the […]

June 28 rally in pictures

Further problems with Minister’s approval

1.  Flemington Road interchange – but where? The Ministerial determination says the development plan needs to include a new connection between the declared project and Flemington Road.  The approval only specifies the land coloured in the picture above.  So where can a new interchange be located? One suggestion is that they may slide from the […]

Which Panel recommendations has Minister Guy accepted?

See Table here: Minister’s response to Panel Recommendations Accepted by Minister Delete Elliot Ave interchange No net loss of public open space Some improvements to tunnel ventilation Debneys Park Master Plan Air Monitoring for Part B Mitigation works for Essendon Gardens as requested Issue consent re water-ways Community Liaison Group for the Manningham Street/West Parkville residents […]

What’s been said about the East West Link

Here begins a summary of the comments made about the East West Link over the past 28 days at the public hearings.  More will be added to this list as the hearings wrap up today and tomorrow. What’s been said about the East West Link 1. The process has lacked rigour Three engineers told the […]

Why is the East West Link a threat to zoo animals?

Opinion article by Michael Petit The proposed East West Link presents a threat to the animals at Melbourne Zoo. If Oregon can shut down highway construction adjacent to its zoo for four months over concerns about the health of one pregnant elephant, what are the ongoing risks to the animals at Melbourne Zoo? These are […]

Presenters concur: CIS is inadequate

By Petra Stock A common thread of inaccuracies in the CIS ran through Thursday’s presentations on various topics including the zoo, Royal Park ecological values, climate change, agglomeration and impacts on local residents. The two presentations on the zoo by Michael Petit and me highlighted the complete lack of assessment of impacts on the zoo, […]