Community Action Groups Agree on Joint Campaign

On Thursday, 25 September 2008 representatives from Community Action, Residential and Environmental Groups from Eastern, Western and Central Melbourne met.

The groups elected to work together to oppose the state government’s plans for an East-West Tunnel and Toll Roads and to advocate for sustainable transport.

The meeting agreed on a joint campaign commencing with a community rally on Sunday, 26 October 2008 at noon at Flinders Street Station followed by a family picnic in the park.

Join us for a Community Rally and Picnic, Sunday 26 October 2008

Venue: Flinders Street Station
Converge: 11.45am for 12 noon start
Speaker: Daniel Bowen, President Public Transport Users Association (PTUA)
Travel: By Train, Tram or Bike.
BYO: Banners, Placards, Signs, Group Travel Arrangements
Picnic: Post Rally, Alexander Gardens, opposite National Gallery of Victoria

Note the day and time in your diaries, tell your friends, get a group together, bring your placards and watch this space for further information.

Say No to tunnels and toll roads
The current government intends to spend $18 billion primarily on road projects, which include tunnels, toll roads and an elevated freeway through Sunshine and Footscray. An alternative vision is to spend this money on sustainable public and rail freight transport in the east, west, central and southern suburbs of Melbourne.

The Coalition of Transport Action Groups (CTAG) is a newly formed coalition of resident, action and environmental groups from the East, Inner, West and Southern suburbs of Melbourne. We are committed to opposing the Eddington Report’s recommendations for the construction of tunnels, new freeways and toll roads and advocating for sustainable public and rail freight transport.