East West Link – Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) news

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The expected East West Link – Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) will be open for submissions from 31st October 2013.

Residents Against the Tunnel (RAT) have guidelines on their website to assist you in making an submission. The City of Yarra have organised a public forum to discuss East West Link impacts and CIS on 7 November, 6pm-8.30pm at Fitzroy Town Hall,  please read on for additional details.

Media Release:  Premier of Victoria: East West impact assessment to be exhibited (Saturday, 19 October 2013)
The public exhibition period for the impact assessment of the East West Link will be the next major milestone for the project, Minister for Planning Matthew Guy said today.  The Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) prepared by the Linking Melbourne Authority outlines how a range of environmental, social and heritage matters will be addressed.  “I have determined that the CIS will be exhibited for 30 business days, the maximum amount of exhibit time within the legislation, so people have plenty of time to review it,” Mr Guy said. It is understood that the Linking Melbourne Authority will commence exhibition shortly. More in link.

From Residents Against the Tunnel: LMA Responses to RATs queries regarding the CIS process
If you want to have a say in the outcome of the East -West Tunnel project and try to influence the final design of the project, you must make a written response to the Comprehensive Impact Statement . THIS IS VITAL !! Be sure to follow our website as the CIS is due for release on 01/11/13 & you will only have 20- 30 business days to make your submission.  If you are not confident about how to respond , we will have guidelines available on our website. The RATs will be available to anyone who needs assistance with their CIS submission.  More in link.

City of Yarra: Public forum planned to discuss East West Link impacts  (14 October 2013)
The community is urged to attend Yarra Council’s Public Forum on 7 November, 6pm-8.30pm at Fitzroy Town Hall to discuss the East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) and detailed design.  Yarra’s Mayor, Cr Jackie Fristacky said the Linking Melbourne Authority was expected to release the CIS for public exhibition from October 31 to Thursday 12 December (subject to approval by the State Government).

“The CIS is of critical relevance to Council and our community,” Cr Fristacky said.

“We understand the CIS will include details on the final recommended project design for the East West Link and the potential impacts of that design on surrounding properties and the road network.  “It should also cover transport logistics, environmental, social, and economic impacts.

“While Council is opposed to the East West Link, it  is very important we carefully consider the CIS and the impacts on our municipality. Council’s role in representing our community is to provide the State Government and the Linking Melbourne Authority with an informed and credible submission in response to the CIS.

“Council’s town hall meeting will enable people to better consider the project’s effect on our local neighbourhoods and the wider Yarra community.

“The feedback we receive will help inform Council’s own submission to the State Government on the CIS.”

Cr Fristacky also urged community members to make their own submissions to the Linking Melbourne Authority about the CIS.

“At the moment, we understand that people will have a relatively short period of time to comment on this important document so it is crucial that our community can grasp the widespread implications contained in it as soon as possible,” she said.

“The CIS will be available on the Linking Melbourne Authority website but Council wants residents to have every opportunity to view it.

“We will have copies of the CIS available for viewing at Richmond Town Hall, Collingwood Town Hall’s temporary customer service centre on Stanton Street and at Yarra Libraries branches in Carlton, Fitzroy and North Fitzroy.”

To visit Linking Melbourne Authority’s website, go to www.linkingmelbourne.vic.gov.au

Details of the public forum on 7 November:

Where: Fitzroy Town Hall (201 Napier Street, Fitzroy) 
When: Thursday 7 November 2013
Time: 6pm to 8.30pm
To rsvp email Eva.Wu@yarracity.vic.gov.au or call 9205 5301