Your invitation to the launch of Melbourne’s REAL Transport Vision

The Melbourne Times (1976)

The Melbourne Times (1976)

Residents of Melbourne’s inner suburbs have been fighting attempts to carve freeways and tollways through our city for decades.

In the 1970’s and 1990’s we defended the inner north against the F19 and Alexandra Parade widening.

In 2008 we began organising against East West Link Needs Assessment.

And in 2012 – 2014 we successfully fought the Napthine Government’s disastrous East West Link.

After that amazing success many thought we had finally stopped the politically-driven transport planning process in Victoria.

We were wrong. So very wrong.

Here we are again, facing a mega roads agenda with no vision for a sustainable and integrated transport system for Melbourne.

This time it’s west and north-east residents that are facing the onslaught.

Both the West Gate Tunnel project and the North East Link Option A will threaten the inner north and the city, adding traffic chaos and putting the East West Link back on the agenda for the future.

Both will destroy open spaces, amenities and people’s homes.

Our air quality will worsen.

Community Tunnel Picket, Queens Parade, Fitzroy North (2013)

Community Tunnel Picket, Queens Parade, Fitzroy North (2013)

Flyovers and elevated roads will blight the landscape.

We will all suffer from these roads. All of us will be impacted.

Mobilise Melbourne: A Community Plan For Transport

Mobilise Melbourne: A Community Plan For Transport

And if we let this happen, it will happen again and again, because we all know that building more roads means more cars, and then more roads, more destruction of our living spaces.

Its time to stand up and reclaim our right as citizens to have a say in how our city is planned.

Its time to say NO to planning being dictated by corporations like Transurban who are motivated by profiteering from toll debt.

We want a world class, clean, sustainable transport system. We invite you to join Public Transport Not Traffic, Sustainable Cities, Don’t Destroy Millers Road, Friends of the Earth, Public Transport Users Association and many others at the launch of Melbourne’s REAL Transport Vision, (alternative link) 8am – 9am, Tuesday 6th February, Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne

Thank you,

 

Harriet Mantell and Chris Star

Say NO to West Gate Tunnel – rally for a sustainable Melbourne

Please share to your profile, page or group – Say NO to West Gate Tunnel – rally for a sustainable Melbourne – come along and show solidary for Melbourne’s west residents, as with Transurbans plans, the rest of us are under renewed threats from inappropriate road projects right across Melbourne!

This Sunday 17th December – 11am -1pm, Brooklyn Reserve, 26 Nolan Ave, Brooklyn

People are gathering to send a signal to the government that this type of infrastructure and the way they have planned it with Transurban is not the way to plan for a sustainable Melbourne. The same government has plans for more mega roads. Its time to stop and think before it is too late.

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

Speakers

  • Colleen Hartland, MLC Western Region
  • Denis Nelthorpe, West Justice Community Legal Centre
  • William McDougall, Transport planning
  • Ian Woodcock, Public transport in outer west

Event Organiser

Rosa McKenna 0418 403 303, Spotswood South Kingsville Residents Group

Media Contact

Gerry McLoughlin 0409 246 727, Inner Melbourne Planning Alliance Inc. (IMPA)

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