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By Andrew Herington The LMA were given extra time on Thursday to have another go at trying to explain their traffic model predicting the Hoddle St intersection. The new figures are the seventh set of numbers for Hoddle St/ Alexandra Pde provided by the LMA (CIS Chap7, Question 21, Doc 44, Doc 59, Doc 93, […]


By Andrew Herington The focus shifted today to the inner northern suburbs with expert witnesses appearing for the Moonee Valley City Council tackling traffic and noise impacts. Louise Hicks for the Council began by tabling a huge folder of detailed policies covering planning, transport, environment, open space and other issues. Quoting liberally from the documents […]

Week one top ten – East West Link hearings

Is the CIS standing up to scrutiny? Five barristers and five expert witnesses later and the jury of public opinion is unimpressed. After just five days out of thirty, here are the top ten points to note: 1. The East West Link tunnel will not deliver commuters better travel conditions during peak hours.  The benefits […]

Traffic projections: What do all the numbers mean?

At the East West Link public hearings this week there were countless numbers thrown around, with claim and counter claim about what they mean. Transport Minister, Terry Mulder sounded justifiably peeved when he said,”it seems the commentary on this project is that either no one will use it or too many vehicles will use it”. […]