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Day 1 – The contest begins with opening statements

by Andrew Herington Today saw the opening of the 30 days of hearings. The Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA) had an hour to present its case followed by responses from the four councils and a strong presentation on behalf of the community groups. A number of procedural issues were resolved but the assessment committee chose to […]

Royal Park named for heritage protection

Royal Park should be legally protected for its cultural significance according to government body Heritage Victoria. Victoria Heritage Executive director Tim Smith has recommended to the Heritage Council that the 160 year old park be included on the Heritage Register that lists the state’s most significant places. Permits are required for any activities on a […]

William Craig’s paintings

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, […]

City of Melbourne report recommends East West Link with changes

The City of Melbourne has recommended to its councillors the East West Link should go ahead with key changes. This may be in line with a vote by councillors in August declaring the City “does not support the East West Link project as announced”. In a draft submission to go to Council on Tuesday 10 December, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why we need the east west link

This is why we need the east west link.  Don’t you agree?

Artistic photo of traffic jam

East West Link will adversely impact ground water, heritage sites and parkland

The east-west link will adversely impact Royal Park, ten heritage sites including the Melbourne cemetery, ground water flow and contamination plumes according to the comprehensive impact statement released by the Napthine government this morning. The statement said there will be permanent impact and “substantial physical change” at two locations in Royal Park with 23.27 hectares […]