Zombie Project hidden in North East Link Option A?
So you’ve heard about the proposed North East Link, but do you know about the options? Option A , one of the proposed options looks alarming for Collingwood, Fitzroy, Carlton…
Doncaster bus rapid transit?
Transdev Melbourne has made a pitch for “Doncaster bus rapid transit” Is it a viable alternative to heavy or light rail along the Doncaster reservation and Eastern median or is…
West Gate Tunnel EES released for public comment
Thirty days, yes, thirty short days to respond to 10,000 pages of the West Gate Tunnel Environmental Effects Statement! From Colleen Hartland, MP: thetollroadwontwork.org.au The West Gate Tunnel Environmental Effects…
Reasons for de-scoping the Western Distributor
To all parties with an interest in the Western Distributor Here is Victorian Transport Action Group’s (VTAG’s) paper that assesses the impact of the Western Distributor (WD) and offers 10 recommendations…
Transurban – A Case for a Senate Inquiry
Secret Deals, Influenced Government, Over $1 Billion in Penalties, Neighbourhoods Destroyed, Environmental Impact, Tens of Thousands Affected and a Plan to Toll All Roads Michael Fraser and Maddison Johnstone investigate…
Farewell Flemington Road Gum
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way” William Blake Tuesday 26th July 2016: Update from Guardians…
Submission on the establishment of a National Integrity Commission
In April 2016, WestCONnex Action Group joined forces with Victoria’s Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport and WA’s Rethink the Link to make a submission to the Senate Committee on…
Murphy v East West Link Supreme Court Challenge website now archived on YCAT
We have archived the entire Murphy v East West Link Supreme Court Challenge website from 2014- 2015 on YCAT for future reference and have included a new Media Coverage section. Note:…
The risk of unsolicted proposals
Will the Victorian government read the VAGO report, take a breath and reassess that unsolicted Transurban bid for Western Distributor? Read the VAGO Report: Applying the High Value High Risk…
Finally … The End Of The Road
From Residents Against The Tunnel (RATs): Finally … The End Of The Road For Murphy v State Government Of Victoria It has been a long time, but this Supreme Court Challenge,…
‘Peak car’ makes building freeways risky
AFR: ‘Peak car’ makes building freeways risky by Geoff Winestock (11 June 2015) A worldwide trend away from driving cars should make investors and governments more cautious about building big…
Route 100 Light Rail – Doncaster to Inner City
Route 100 Light Rail – Doncaster to Inner City by Victorian Transport Action Group The attached paper on a Doncaster light rail which continues along Alexandra Parade to Nicholson Street…
You Stopped the East West Toll Road
Saturday May 9, 2015: You Stopped the East West Toll Road, opening speech by Adam Bandt. Celebratory drinks at The Fox Hotel, Collingwood for everyone who worked so hard to…
East West Link “Letter of Guarantee” demands investigation
YCAT Editorial Here is a copy of the East West Link “side letter” to the consortium, signed by the Napthine Government that blackmails Victorian taxpayers. The timing of this document…
Neat, Plausible and Wrong: Melbourne’s East West Link
The state of Victoria, Australia, has long been a site of tension between an incumbent and powerful road lobby and a community increasingly desirous of non-car transport alternatives. Today there…
The Battle for Alexandra Parade
The proposed East West road tunnel is not the first time the inner northern communities of Melbourne have faced the onslaught of massive road developments. In 1970s and 1990s, the…
Community Forum: West Gate Tunnel Tollway Will It Slow You Down?
Western Region Environment Centre presents West Gate Tunnel Tollway Will It Slow You Down?
Hear about the impact of West Gate Project on the outer west from speakers with interests in social justice and expertise in public transport planning. Does this project solve congestion on our roads? Will it cut commute times to Melbourne? What will it cost in tolls and who pays the most? What are the costs along the corridor?
Are their benefits and do they outweigh the costs? Are roads the only solution to moving people and freight cost effectively and quickly? Now that the Environmental Effect Statement with 17 technical studies has been released the claims made by the proponents of this project Transurban and the Victorian Government can be publicly tested. Hear how you can have your say.
Venue: Central Park Community Centre, 80 Lonsdale Circuit, Hoppers Crossing
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm, Monday 3rd July 2017
- Colleen Hartland, MLC Western Region
- Denis Nelthorpe, West Justice Community Legal Centre
- William McDougall, Transport planning
- Ian Woodcock, Public transport in outer west
Rosa McKenna 0418 403 303, Spotswood South Kingsville Residents Group
Gerry McLoughlin 0409 246 727, Inner Melbourne Planning Alliance Inc. (IMPA)