Snap Protest – Say No to East West Link – Yes To Doncaster Rail Link

Support for the Doncaster rail line is growing so come and join your Melbourne City neighbors and concerned community members in a snap protest at the latest drilling site for the state government’s East West Tunnnel/Tollway Link.

Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Time:  12:30pm

Location: The reserve outside the Dan O’Connell Hotel,

Cnr Canning St and Princes St, Carlton

Map Ref: EWL-B12-007

Please bring your signs and your voices.  There will be a number of speakers from local councilors in the link’s path to politicians supportive of the Doncaster Rail.  This rally has been organised by the Protectors of Public Lands (PPL), and Carlton Residents Association (CRA) & is supported by Ycat.

cheers, freda


Notes: The Arup Report found that the Doncaster rail line would carry 100,000 people each day to and from the city.  To read more go to:

Snap Protest – Say No to East West Link  – Yes To Doncaster Rail Link, Tuesday 21 August 12:30 pm Outside Dan O’Connell Hotel Carlton 

Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc. and Carlton Residents’ Association are inviting you to our snap protest – Say No to East West Link – Yes To Doncaster Rail Link next week.

As you would know Stage One of construction of the East West Link has commenced with “geological investigation” (i.e. drilling for soil and rock samples and testing for underground water) along the proposed alignment of the above/under/on ground road way.

It is worth noting that from comments made by the State Government the four (4) lane tollway/freeway is highly likely to be an above ground “aerial roadway” known in the industry as a flyover.  Visually this is akin to CitiLink along Princes Street and through the inner suburbs and will involve the compulsory acquisition of property along the route.  It is likely to be open cut through Royal Park – as indicated in the original Eddington Report.

Please support us at this crucial stage of our campaign.

The drilling rig will be installed on the reserve outside the Dan O’Connell Hotel in Carlton, north east of  the Canning St/Neill St intersection, Carlton.  The reserve is right on Princes Street behind the wall.  The reference for this drilling site is EWL-B12-007 – to view a map of the drilling sites go:–gravity-survey-map.pdf

Time: 12:15 pm for 12: 30 pm start

Date: Tuesday 21 August 2012

Reason: Continue protest over East West Link and demand the Doncaster Rail Link.

Speakers: Councillors and community representatives

Bring: Signs with No Tunnel message or Trains not Tunnels placards or Public Transport Not Road Tunnels placards/banners.

Location: Near the drilling rig see above location.

Transport: Trams in Nicholson Street and Lygon Street or Bus in Rathdowne Street or  Walk down or up Princes Street to the Dan O’Connell Hotel. There is some Car parking in Neill Street.

Please circulate to your groups urgently.

Submitted by Julianne Bell, Secretary, Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc.