Clifton Hill Shot Tower happy with Victorian State Election result

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Even the skinks of Moonee Ponds Creek and Royal Park appeared happy on Sunday afternoon.

Seven News: Homeowners celebrate (30 November 2014)

Homeowners in the path of the East West Link have celebrated Labour's victory.

Featuring Residents Against the Tunnel – RAT, Harriet Mantell, Keith Fitzgerald, Mary Fenelon, Jackie Fristacky, Amanda Stone, Andrew Kelly, Daniel Andrews and #Rally4PT coverage from 15 November 2014.

Mary should be offered her property back immediately!

Posted by Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport on Sunday, 30 November 2014

Seven News: Homeowners in the path of the East West Link have celebrated Labour’s victory
Featuring Residents Against the Tunnel, Harriet Mantell, Keith Fitzgerald, Mary Fenelon, Jackie Fristacky, Amanda Stone, Andrew Kelly, Daniel Andrews and #Rally4PT coverage from 15 November 2014. Mary should be offered her property back immediately!

ABC Victoria: Victoria election 2014: Labor win a mandate to scrap East West Link project, Premier-elect says (30 November 2014)

Labor’s election win in Victoria is a mandate to scrap the controversial East West Link, Premier-elect Daniel Andrews says.

Mr Andrews is today seeking advice from government bureaucrats about releasing the business case and all documents relating to the tunnel project.

Throughout the campaign, Mr Andrews has maintained the East West Link “isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” and has vowed to tear up the contracts, which were signed just before the Napthine government went into caretaker mode.

Victoria election 2014: Daniel Andrews to release East West Link documents. Richard Willingham (30 November 2014)

Starting an audit of the state’s hospital bed capacity, beefing up TAFE funding and setting up a royal commission into family violence are the top priorities for the new Labor government, Premier-elect Daniel Andrews has vowed.

Ahead of briefings with bureaucrats on Sunday afternoon Mr Andrews said Parliament would sit before the end of the year, with back to work legislation designed to stimulate job growth set to be the first bill tabled.

Mr Andrews has also promised to release all documents on the East West Link on Monday.”The Labor government has a mandate to release all documentation in relation to the East West Link, a secretive, rushed and botched project,” he said.

Releasing the documents was due to be discussed at Sunday afternoon meetings. Earlier on Sunday Mr Andrews reiterated that Labor would not build the East West Link.

Guardian: Victorian premier-elect Daniel Andrews makes East West Link first priority. Melissa Davey (30 November 2014)

Discontent about the Melbourne road project became a key election issue after Labor promised to rip up the contract

Hours after being elected premier of Victoria, Labor’s Daniel Andrews is meeting cabinet officials about releasing details of the business case for the controversial East West Link toll-road, the flagship infrastructure project of former premier Denis Napthine.

Discontent about the lack of transparency around the costings for the East West Link plagued Napthine, but it was not until Andrews promised to rip up the contract for the project that it became an election issue.

“I want to make it very clear it is my view that the Labor government has a mandate to release all documentation in relation to the East West Link, a secretive, rushed and botched project,” Andrews told reporters Sunday.

Socialist Alliance candidate slams East West Link

GreenLeft Weekly: Socialist Alliance candidate slams East West Link. Saturday, November 22, 2014

More than 500 people rallied in Melbourne against the East West Link on November 15.
Five hundred people rallied in Melbourne on November 15 to protest against the Coalition government’s proposed East West toll road. The rally had three main demands: scrap the East West Link, rip up the contracts and invest in public transport.

Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Pascoe Vale in the Victorian election, Sean Brocklehurst, gave this speech to the rally.

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My name is Sean Brocklehurst. I am a candidate for the seat of Pascoe Vale. I am also an activist with Moreland Community Against the Tunnel. (More in link)

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…

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