Counselling is all road authority can offer Parkville residents affected by tollway

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…

East West Project Variation – as listed in Victoria Government Gazette. No. G 40 Thursday 2 October 2014

Extract: East West Project Variation Рas listed in Victoria Government Gazette. No. G 40 Thursday 2 October 2014

Areas impacted are large parts of Royal Park, Essendon Community Gardens, areas at Dights Falls and extra land at various interchanges and adjacent roads.

East West Project Variation – as listed in Victoria Government Gazette. No. G 40 Thursday 2 October 2014. by Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport (YCAT)

Multimillion dollar playground to be destroyed by East West Link

The Age: Multimillion dollar playground to be destroyed by East West Link. October 1, 2014. Yolanda Redrup and Clay Lucas

The East West link will be built over the Debney’s Park playground. Photo: Joe Armao

A multimillion dollar playground built only three years ago will be destroyed by the East West Link toll road.

Flemington locals are angry that the toll road will be built over the $2.5 million Debneys Park playground as part of the East West Link’s first stage.

The playground was built in 2011 for children from nearby housing commission flats. Continue Reading…

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