Flemington Road gum tree still standing, but for how long?

Update on continuing action for saving the Lemon-scented Gum at 120 Flemington Road, Parkville

Update on continuing action for saving the Lemon-scented Gum at 120 Flemington Road, Parkville

Please meet 7am, Saturday 2nd July at 120 Flemington Road, Parkville (if not way before), bring food, a cuppa before you head off to vote.

Posters and flyers you can print/distribute to show support for the Lemon-Scented Gum campaign

  1. Poster 1
  2. Poster 2
  3. Bulletin from Protectors of Public Land Vic Inc. and Royal Park Protection Group

From National Trust of Australia (Victoria) update: Flemington Road gum tree still standing, but for how long?

Last weekend, community action stopped the works on the Flemington Road gum tree after four hours. Only 40% of the canopy has been removed – the tree is healthy and could still survive and regrow. VicRoads have confirmed that they will not announce when the works will recommence – it could be any time.

A community meeting has been convened by locals at the tree at 7am on Saturday 2 July, Election Day. Please consider attending if you have concerns about the tree’s removal.

The article below links to a new Trust Advocate blog update on what happened last Saturday, what happens next, and some ideas about how you can still show your support for this important tree.

http://www.trustadvocate.org.au/update-flemington-road-gum-tree-still-standing-but-for-how-long/

With thanks,

the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Victory Street Party: We Beat the East West Toll Road!!!

You are all cordially invited to the Street Party this Saturday, 13th December at 2pm in Fitzroy, corner Westgarth and Brunswick Streets to celebrate a community win on East West Link.  Hear Voices from the Picket and sing along with Laura’s anthemic No Tunnel No Way (live). Count the photo petitions on display (and locate yours). You can purchase a set of three beautiful and historical posters created by Tunnel Picket artist (one of them!), Michelle Baggas Baginskis on the day. Proceeds go towards movie documentary projects afoot.

Speakers and music of the Tunnel Picket. See attached. Please share in your networks.

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From No East West Link – Take the Pledge: Victory Street Party: We Beat the East West Toll Road!!!

Last Friday was the final day for the new Victorian government to submit a case to the Supreme Court to defend the dodgy East West Link contracts.

No case has been submitted.

We believe this means it is very unlikely the new government will go back in it’s promise to not build the East West Link, at least in near future. The community pressure has been so intense that Labor knows all hell would break loose if it went ahead with the project.

What a fantastic victory for the community campaign! For years we fought against this rotten project and now we have prevailed against all odds. It’s amazing what communities can do when we work together and stand up for what’s right. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all who made this possible.

Now it’s time to celebrate!!

Clifton Hill Shot Tower happy with Victorian State Election result

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Even the skinks of Moonee Ponds Creek and Royal Park appeared happy on Sunday afternoon.

Seven News: Homeowners celebrate (30 November 2014)

Homeowners in the path of the East West Link have celebrated Labour's victory.

Featuring Residents Against the Tunnel – RAT, Harriet Mantell, Keith Fitzgerald, Mary Fenelon, Jackie Fristacky, Amanda Stone, Andrew Kelly, Daniel Andrews and #Rally4PT coverage from 15 November 2014.

Mary should be offered her property back immediately!

Posted by Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport on Sunday, 30 November 2014

Seven News: Homeowners in the path of the East West Link have celebrated Labour’s victory
Featuring Residents Against the Tunnel, Harriet Mantell, Keith Fitzgerald, Mary Fenelon, Jackie Fristacky, Amanda Stone, Andrew Kelly, Daniel Andrews and #Rally4PT coverage from 15 November 2014. Mary should be offered her property back immediately!

ABC Victoria: Victoria election 2014: Labor win a mandate to scrap East West Link project, Premier-elect says (30 November 2014)

Labor’s election win in Victoria is a mandate to scrap the controversial East West Link, Premier-elect Daniel Andrews says.

Mr Andrews is today seeking advice from government bureaucrats about releasing the business case and all documents relating to the tunnel project.

Throughout the campaign, Mr Andrews has maintained the East West Link “isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” and has vowed to tear up the contracts, which were signed just before the Napthine government went into caretaker mode.

Victoria election 2014: Daniel Andrews to release East West Link documents. Richard Willingham (30 November 2014)

Starting an audit of the state’s hospital bed capacity, beefing up TAFE funding and setting up a royal commission into family violence are the top priorities for the new Labor government, Premier-elect Daniel Andrews has vowed.

Ahead of briefings with bureaucrats on Sunday afternoon Mr Andrews said Parliament would sit before the end of the year, with back to work legislation designed to stimulate job growth set to be the first bill tabled.

Mr Andrews has also promised to release all documents on the East West Link on Monday.”The Labor government has a mandate to release all documentation in relation to the East West Link, a secretive, rushed and botched project,” he said.

Releasing the documents was due to be discussed at Sunday afternoon meetings. Earlier on Sunday Mr Andrews reiterated that Labor would not build the East West Link.

Guardian: Victorian premier-elect Daniel Andrews makes East West Link first priority. Melissa Davey (30 November 2014)

Discontent about the Melbourne road project became a key election issue after Labor promised to rip up the contract

Hours after being elected premier of Victoria, Labor’s Daniel Andrews is meeting cabinet officials about releasing details of the business case for the controversial East West Link toll-road, the flagship infrastructure project of former premier Denis Napthine.

Discontent about the lack of transparency around the costings for the East West Link plagued Napthine, but it was not until Andrews promised to rip up the contract for the project that it became an election issue.

“I want to make it very clear it is my view that the Labor government has a mandate to release all documentation in relation to the East West Link, a secretive, rushed and botched project,” Andrews told reporters Sunday.

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