Moreland Leader: Moreland councillor Sue Bolton says Brunswick Town Hall art illustrates puzzling State Government decisions. Emma Hastings. 28 March 2014
Colleen O’Meley and Moreland councillor Sue Bolton with the artistic subway station outside Brunswick Town Hall. Picture: Hamish BlairSource: News Limited
Pedestrians are watching where they step after a subway station appeared outside Brunswick Town Hall.
While the artistic decal of a train station may puzzle passers-by, North East Ward councillor Sue Bolton said the picture represented how the State Government’s transport decisions puzzled the council.
“The reason the council did the street decoration is to draw the public’s attention to the fact that the council has voted against the East West Link and called on the State Government to fund public transport and grade separation,” Cr Bolton said.
“It indicates the council’s position to wanting more trains on the Upfield line and lack of a rail link out to the airport.”
Cr Bolton said the council wanted the State Government to delay signing the contracts on the multi-billion-dollar project until after the state election in November.
“We want the state election to be a referendum on the East West Link so there’s proper public debate, rather than just rammed through,” she said.
The council and the Moreland Community Against the East West Tunnel group will also lead a rally against the project down Sydney Rd this Sunday, March 30.
For more information about the campaign against the tunnel, visit Moreland Community Against the East Week Tunnel’s Facebook page here.