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Lack of transport planning dominates the day

By Andrew Herington The failure of the Napthine Government to have updated the 2008 Victorian Transport Plan was the repeated theme of the six submissions today from transport groups. The Transport Integration Act 2009 applies to the East West Link project but transport groups say the Act’s objectives and decision making principles have been ignored in the project’s comprehensive […]

Preview of Week 6: The final lap

By Andrew Herington. The East West Link Hearings enter their last full week today with 138 submissions due to be heard over five days of sitting and one evening session. After this week, there will be one more day of individual submissions on Monday 14th and the final day of Closing Addresses from the LMA and […]

Public transport – the train in the room

By Andrew Herington. The total lack of discussion about public transport in the LMA evidence was a glaring omission. Six presentations by community members on day 22 highlighted a range of transport issues. The common theme was the lack of planning for complementary public transport and bicycle facilities and the narrow focus on a one tunnel solution. […]