Farewell Flemington Road Gum

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way” William Blake

Tuesday 26th July 2016: Update from Guardians of the Flemington Road Gum: Our beloved Lemon-Scented Gum is now just a memory. A request to all meet and have a “minutes silence” tonight for those who were unable to attend this morning. Bring flowers if able! Does 7pm work for everyone?

Full canopy of the Flemington Road Gum, early 2016, Photo credit: National Trust of Victoria

Full canopy of the Flemington Road Gum, early 2016, Photo credit: National Trust of Victoria

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Grinding to a halt: rethink needed on Australian urban transport

ACOLA – Grinding to a halt: rethink needed on Australian urban transport (7 October 2015)

Cars and trucks are choking Australian cities costing billions of dollars in traffic congestion, harming human health and adding to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

The report, Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility, warns that Australia is heading down the wrong path and a new approach to urban transport is needed that prioritises people rather than one particular mode of transport.

The report finds that the cost of urban congestion in our capital cities will increase four-fold in two decades, reaching $53.3 billion by 2031, unless there is a change of direction. Continue Reading…

East West Link campaign wins Community Service of the Year Award

Yarra’s Australia Day awards were presented at Council’s annual Australia Day citizenship ceremony held on 26 January 2015

We accepted this Community Service of the Year Award on behalf of all those countless people & community groups who’s selfless actions have literally saved inner Melbourne, greater Melbourne and the entire state of Victoria from a deluge of heartache, financial mismanagement, dodgy deals and a whole pile of unknown nasty stuff.

Our collective victory in 2014 against the East West Link is the beginning of a much larger campaign for this state: world class public transport to be built across all of Victoria. Come and join us!

No East West Tunnel – Take the pledge: Community Tunnel Picket | Public Transport Not Traffic (PTNT)
Residents Against the Tunnel (RAT) | Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport
Yarra Climate Action Now | Music: “No Tunnel No Way” by Tunnel Vision Song Contest

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