Counselling is all road authority can offer Parkville residents affected by tollway
October 30, 2014
The Age: Counselling is all road authority can offer Parkville residents affected by tollway. October 30, 2014. Clay Lucas, Aisha Dow
Olivia Smith’s townhouse will soon face out onto three East West Link flyover freeways and she has not been offered any financial compensation.
When Parkville resident Olivia Smith learnt that, just outside her back door, a new freeway overpass would be built, she was so upset she rang the government agency responsible for it.
The Linking Melbourne Authority immediately offered her counselling, Ms Smith said.
Olivia Smith, whose outdoor space will soon face on to East West Link. Photo: Jason South
But Ms Smith and architect partner Michael will not be offered voluntary acquisition.
It is despite their apartment sitting near 175 units where owners were offered voluntary acquisition as part of the $6.8 billion plan to join the Eastern Freeway to CityLink in Parkville and Flemington. Continue Reading…