30 June 2014 – As expected – Matthew Guy approves the Eastern Section of East West Link with some very cursory references to the Assessment Committees recommendations.
This approval raises many more questions, eg: how will the winning consortia possibly adapt to the new recommendations, is Royal Park really “saved” and can someone explain to us where “Pakeningham” is located?
East West Link Panel Report slide quote sampler
East West Link (Eastern Section) Project Assessment Committee Report, 30 May 2014, Executive Summary 21, Page 4
Analysis of the East West Link approval process & related topics:
- Daniel Bowen: Photos: the loveliness of elevated roadways #UrbanBlight (29 June 2014)
- Public Transport Not Traffic: Clarifying the Sections of the East-West Link (30 June 2014
- East West Link Blog: Further Problems with Ministers Approval (2 July 2014)
- The Red and Black Architect: Planning to Fail: East West Link (2 July 2014)
- Andrew Herington: Time running out for East West Link (4 July 2014)
- The Red and Black Architect: Fixing the Victorian Planning System in the wake of East West Link (4 July 2014)
Media Release: Planning Minister approves the East West Link (Monday, 30 June 2014)
Planning Minister Matthew Guy today gave the green light for the eastern section of the East West Link, including the port connection, and released the full report of the East West Link Project Assessment Committee.
Minister’s decision: Ministers Approval Decision and Reasons Signed (pdf, 27m)
Assessment Committee and Environmental Protection Authority Reports
We’ve linked the these reports below & also embedded them via google viewer.
The Assessment Committee’s Report:
- EWL-AC-Report-Volume-1-Report-Part-1 (PDF 1.7mb)
- EWL-AC-Report-Volume-1-Report-Part-2 (PDF 1.9mb)
- EWL-AC-Report-Volume-2-Appendices- (PDF 1mb)
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) report:
- Works Approval 21 May 2014 (pdf – 271kb)
- EPA Assessment Report 21 May 2014 (PDF – 427kb)
One thought on “Surprise! Planning Minister approves the East West Link”
Interesting that the Assessment Panel supported the project (despite most submissions opposing it).
The process illustrates that if the Planning Minister tweaks enough rules, and puts enough constraints on the Assessment Panel, it will give the result he always wanted.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a bulldozer to lie in front of.
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