Yarra Council support: YCAT banner on Collingwood Town Hall
The Brumby government has been staging transport forums organised by the Department of Transport, ostensibly to consult with the public on Victoria’s Transport Plan.
Members of Parliament with inner metropolitan seats – namely Bronwyn Pike (Melbourne), Richard Wynne (Richmond) and Carlo Carli (Brunswick) have belatedly and at extremely short notice, held their own forums last week.
These forums, are intended to provide community feedback for the Premier’s Transport Summit, which was scheduled for mid September.
Although the MP’s declared that their forums were for local residents they were by invitation only and, significantly many community organisations, individuals and local residents were refused admittance.
The Department of Transport has released a discussion paper, summarising what the department believes is representative of the feedback received from consultations to date. Traffic Demand Management was not identified as a theme – so expect hand-outs for another round of Predict-And-Provide planning, and consequential environmental impacts.
The Royal Park Protection Group (RPPG) and Yarra Campaign Against Tunnels (YCAT), in consultation, with resident and environmental groups in the East and West of Melbourne, are facilitating a Community Protest for Resident, Community, Environment Groups and concerned individuals at the Premier’s Transport Summit.
Join us for a community protest
Venue: John Batman’s Datum (Red Flag Pole, see picture on right), Telstra Dome Plaza
Date: Friday, 5 September 2008
Assemble: 11.15 am for 11.30 Transport Summit Protest
Enter Plaza: From Southern Cross Station, internal lift or escalator to plaza, escalators from Spencer Street, adjacent to Spencer/Bourke St. intersection
BYO Banners, Placards, Signs for No Road Tunnels for each community group plus … speakers, protest banners, resolution, delegation to the conference and much, much more!!!!
Royal Park Protection Group Inc. – Julianne Bell 98184114 or 0408-022-408 Email: jbell5ATbigpond.com
Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel (YCAT) – Freda Watkin 0403-526-342 Email: infoATycat.org.au