Moonee Valley Council launches Supreme Court action against East West Link project

Moonee Valley Leader: Moonee Valley Council launches Supreme Court action against East West Link project. Linh Ly. 21 November 2014

An artist render of the East West Link western gateway.

Moonee Valley Council has officially lodged Supreme Court action against the State Government’s East West Link proposal.

Documents were lodged today, nine days out from the state election, after the council decided last month it would pursue a separate case than Moreland and Yarra councils.

Moonee Valley Mayor Narelle Sharpe said the action focused on why Planning Minister Matthew Guy changed the design and boundary of the project in October, and the legality of his decision and the process he followed. Continue Reading…

Third Vic council takes action over Link

AAP: Third Vic council takes action over Link November 20, 2014
A third Melbourne council has launched legal action against the controversial East West Link road project, alleging changes to the design signed off in September could be unlawful.

Moonee Valley City Council is seeking to have Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s decision to approve changes to the $6.8 billion first stage of the roadway quashed by the Victorian Supreme Court.

It is also seeking orders to prevent the project moving forward in its current state without the legality of the decision being clarified.

Documents lodged with the court on Thursday by Moonee Valley say the amended design is so substantially different from the original design it could no longer be considered the same project.

Moonee Valley council says additions including a four-lane off-ramp at Ormond Road, a new four-lane road through Debneys Park and a new elevated off-ramp will devastate the suburbs of Flemington, Travancore and Moonee Ponds. Continue Reading…

Moonee Valley Council launches legal action against East West Link

The Age: Moonee Valley Council launches legal action against East West Link. November 20, 2014 City Editor, The Age

Not wanted: Protesters at a demonstration this month against the East West Link that three councils are challenging in the courts. Photo: Robert Prezioso

A third Melbourne council has lodged a legal challenge against the Napthine government’s signature infrastructure project, the East West Link.

Moonee Valley Council on Thursday filed its Supreme Court challenge to the $6.8 billion freeway under Melbourne’s inner north.

The council says Planning Minister Matthew Guy changed the design and boundary of the controversial road project at the last minute, and also failed to follow proper process. Continue Reading…

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