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PREVIEW OF WEEK ONE

The work of the Assessment Committee starts in earnest on Monday 3 March with opening statements from all the key parties. A joint statement from the Community groups will be delivered by Tom Pikusa at 4:15pm. The Chair is expected to clarify some of the issues left over from the Directions Hearing and the shape of […]

Live blog from public hearings starts 3 March

The public hearings start next Monday.  Community members will bring you live updates on the presentations made to the panel. If you are attending the hearings and would like to help with live blogging, please contact Petra Stock petrastock@hotmail.com    

Historic homes ignored

Lisa feels forgotten, and unforgiving. Her home, McCandlish house, is one of eight in Bruce Street, Kensington, she says have been ignored by the designers of the East West Link. “These houses are within a few tens of metres of where this road is proposed to go, plus massive intrusive off ramps for industrial truck […]

Moonee Valley Council counts the cost

Moonee Valley council has catalogued all of the buildings, open space and homes that will be affected by the East West Link in the municipality. See the PDF doc here: Summary of Impacts – East West Link The list is long: Land and Open Space: • Debneys Park, Flemington • Delhi Reserve, Travancore • Travancore Park, […]

East West Link casts shadow over community

(Apologies to Jim who is named as Treasurer in the video.  He is the President.) Any school child knows that plants need sunlight to grow. When the Ormond Road off-ramp is built in Ascot Vale as part of the East West Link, the plants growing beneath it will die. Sadly, many of the plants are […]

Moonee Valley Council helps residents fight the tollway

    For more information, see the Council website.  

Making a submission on East West Link

Two weeks remain.   Submissions on the East West Link are due 5pm December 12. The process may seem complicated: there is a cover sheet, confusing terms of reference, details to include. Here is a simple checklist for completing a submission: What to do: Put in a submission by 12 December 2012 Complete a cover […]

Tunnel, Tollroads … Action

What does a community do when construction vehicles, tollroads and trucks are bearing down?  It takes action. Julia Cusack is a resident in Brisbane St, Ascot Vale.  She is horrified by the impact of the Ormond Rd off-ramp. With neighbours, she has letter-boxed her street and organised a community meeting to be held Monday 25 November […]

Children’s park to car park

Three years ago, an asphalt wasteland in Flemington was transformed into an adventure playground with a flying fox and ropes course.  If the East West Link is built, the playground will go and may be replaced with a car park. Tony lives a kilometre away in Ascot Vale and brings his two children to Debney’s […]

Rare beauty in Royal Park West

Roslyn Nataprawira shares the sights and sounds of the wetlands in Royal Park. 8:51 am A fresh spring morning. We take the main path heading east from the car park. A flitting Willie Wagtail is here to greet us; not many people around. A man is doing push ups on the edge of the playing field […]