The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has release a position statement on East West Link – Stage One
This analyses the devastating impact of the East-West Link on Royal Park. This is an outstanding, eloquent and penetrating assessment of this impending tragedy for Melbourne – the destruction of Royal Park.
Mr Ron Jones, who is one of the signatories, was the landscape architect who, with Mr. Brian Stafford, won the 1984 award competition for the Royal Park Master Plan to create “bushland” in the city, to restore the indigenous grasslands and open woodlands of the original pre-white settlement landscapes.
See also an excellent article on Royal Park by Megan Backhouse, The Age Right Royal Battleground
Landscape architect Ron Jones, who designed part of Royal Park. Photo: Jason South
See also: ‘East-west link ‘irreparably flawed‘ in The Age August 2nd.
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While other cities around the world dream about such big green spaces near the city centre, we, who inherited this from our far sighted predecessors, just want to bury it under concrete, for a massively expensive road we don’t need. This is a sign of mental sickness.
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