- Finally …… The end of the road for Murphy v State Government of Victoria (July 2015)
- How community action re-politicised transport planning in Victoria
- Neat, Plausible and Wrong: Melbourne’s East West Link
- Butterpaper: The Missing Link
- Deakin University: Community and Governance; Urban Activism in Melbourne in the 1960s and beyond
- Fitzroy Historical Society: Pages 26-32, A Social Justice Walk Around Fitzroy (1999)
- Hoddle Street History Walk by Graeme Loughlin & Chris Goodman (September 2010)
- Main Roads Victoria: History of the M3 Eastern Freeway
- Protest! Archives from the University of Melbourne: The Carlton Association
- Radio National – Background Briefing: Dirty Old Town (March 2009)
- The Age: The Cars that ate Melbourne (February 2004)
- The Age: Ministers have tunnel vision on Melbourne’s transport plans (December 2006)
- Wikipedia: Eastern Freeway (Melbourne)
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9 thoughts on “The Battle for Alexandra Parade”
Such a *modern*, progressive-thinking solution this tunnel is eh?
By golly I remember this campaign well.
A couple of incidents stand out as amusing (if any part of this could possibly be called amusing)
1. The police spokesmen on the news condemned the ‘rubbish’ ‘health hazard’ of the barricade we had erected. Meanwhile, outside of their caravan were piles and piles of used tea-bags and boxes of kentucky fried chicken
2. The first car to come down the new freeway (with a police escort) was a Mercedes. Driven by Bob Jane.
I can laugh now
We should also remember the battle in the early 1990s to stop the widening of Alexandra Pde. The Coalition Against Freeway Extensions (CAFE) fought this “upgrade” knowing that the resulting increased traffic volumes would inevitably bring us to the current situation. Many 1977 protesters were involved in the 1994 campaign.
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