YCAT Campaign & Community Rally Updates

Say No to tunnels and toll roads
The current government intends to spend $18 billion primarily on road projects, which include tunnels, toll roads and an elevated freeway through Sunshine and Footscray. An alternative vision is to spend this money on sustainable public and rail freight transport in the east, west, central and southern suburbs of Melbourne.

Join us for a Community Rally and Picnic
Venue: Flinders Street Station Date: Sunday, 26 October 2008. Converge: 11.45am for 12 noon start Speaker: Daniel Bowen, President Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) Travel: By Train, Tram or Bike. BYO: Banners, Placards, Signs, Group Travel Arrangements Picnic: Post Rally, Alexander Gardens, opposite National Gallery of Victoria

The Coalition of Transport Action Groups (CTAG) is a newly formed coalition of resident, action and environmental groups from the East, Inner, West and Southern suburbs of Melbourne. We are committed to opposing the Eddington Report’s recommendations for the construction of tunnels, new freeways and toll roads and advocating for sustainable public and rail freight transport.

Volunteers required for YCAT campaign
Several thousand leaflets will be available this week for the upcoming Community Rally on Sunday 26 October. Can you help distribute them? Rally leafleters still required for Carlton, South Abbotsford & North Fitzroy. Please respond by email to infoATycat.org.au or ring Freda on 0403 526 342

UPDATE 14 October: Volunteers required for Saturday morning YCAT community stalls at the Abbotsford Convent and Carlton Library. Please call Freda (see mobile no. above) or contact us.

Contact YCAT, Register Your Concern and Volunteer details
You can use our updated Contact page to leave a message, provide feedback, register your concern or to help with volunteering for the YCAT campaign.

Simply go to the Contact page (see link below), fill in the details relevant to you or volunteer to assist with the YCAT campaign. Please note: Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel is committed to protecting the information you voluntarily provide and will never share it without your consent.

Welcome to new YCAT Supporters!
Welcome to Melbourne University Student’s Greens & Environmental Groups – recent affiliates of YCAT. They will be leafleting for the Community Rally, a stall and also attending the rally. Thank you to Yarra Council for organising and paying for the commercial printing of our No Tunnel Rally Flyer. The on-going “in-kind” support of the elected Councillors and the City of Yarra for the YCAT campaign.

Thanks to SP and the Greens for their statements of support. We invite all the candidates and parties in the coming municipal elections to make contact with YCAT and pledge their support to the YCAT Campaign. If you or your community group would like to become YCAT supporter, please contact us! More details soon about the council candidates’ forum.