Tag Archives: City of Melbourne

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 […]

Day 11: Good urban design is in the eye of the beholder

By Andrew Herington Three more expert witnesses and three cracking debates about the flaws in the East West Link design and potential alternatives. After 11 days, the hearings are starting to get to the meat of the argument with some real discussion about why there is only one design on the table and how it […]

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, […]