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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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]