YCAT at July Yarra Council Meeting

Well done to all the YCAT members for turning out on a cold winters night to lobby Yarra Council. Our protest went live to air on Channel 7 TV 6pm news, plus pre-recorded interviews of Keith and Cr Stephen Jolly. The new banner was unfurled for the first time and it looked great.

Inside the meeting after a long wait, John, Freda and Ian all addressed the Council, pushing for a strong stance against the tunnel. Freda also took up the question of red baiting of YCAT, explaining that it is a new, dynamic and fast growing group that has members from many different political views and most members not in a political party.

Council voted 9-0 to oppose the tunnel but an amendment to leave out reference to the rail tunnel proposal was lost 5-4 (with Socialist Party and Greens losing to ALP and independents). Continue Reading…

Next YCAT Meeting – 7pm this Thursday July 3rd

Dear YCAT supporters

Just a reminder that the next YCAT meeting will be held at 7pm this Thursday July 3rd. It will be at the Fitzroy Town Hall corner of Napier and Moor Sts Fitzroy.

The agenda will include:

  • The rally to be held on July 27 & related jobs
  • Other upcoming actions including Saturday’s Climate Rally.
  • The proposed fundraising gig at The Laundry
  • Report backs
  • General business

Hope to see you all there

Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel (YCAT)