Thankyou all our loyal members and friends for your wonderful support through the year. Let’s look forward to being able to enjoy our park forever more!
Our thanks to the incoming Victorian Labor Government for the promise to cancel of the project and the Greens for their stand against the EW Link. Thank you to the hundreds of community organisations, local councils, in particular Yarra, Moreland, Moonee Valley and Darebin, inner city residents and local MP’s. Everyone who fought helped save our precious Royal Park.
However there are still outstanding issues to be resolved eg the inclusion of Royal Park on the State Heritage Register and the need to delete exemptions provided by the Napthine Government for the East West Link to be constructed through the Park.
The fight will continue in the New Year.
When the EWL contracts are finally cancelled we plan to hold a big celebration in the park.
Convenor – Royal Park Protection Group Inc.
Hello everyone, Here is a note about the Yarra Community award given to all of us for our efforts to stop the East West link and save our wonderful Royal Park. A lovely gesture by Yarra. I have included the email advising us of the award.
Dear Award Winners
Many of you may have caught up with the news that Yarra Council awarded the Community Service of the Year Award to EVERYONE who campaigned against the East West Link at their Australia Day citizenship ceremony yesterday.
A wonderful recognition of the hard work, commitment, creativeness and tenacity that everyone contributed to the campaign, and of the gratitude of the Yarra community.
Many thanks to Marion Crooke for thinking of and organising the nomination!
We know from many other papers that light pollution has adverse effects on human and wildlife health. So this paper allows us to say there appears to be an additional adverse effect on human health resulting from the adverse effects of light pollution on wildlife health in metropolitan nature spaces.
Things that you can do
1. Come to rallies and meetings Show DetailsCurrent Opportunities for Action Come to the AGM at Flemington on October 26th
Drop by, come and help
Share your love of Royal Park with others encourage them help save the Royal Park
2. Wear our badge Show DetailsIt attracts interest and promotes conversation. Most people do not believe that the park will be affected
3. Letterbox part of your neighbourhood Show Details or identify a business that will display copies of our leaflet. This is an A5 printed leaflet. Let us know how many copies you need
4. Involve your family and friends – the more voices the better
5. Write to politicians Show DetailsMake Politicians aware that you care
The Royal Park is public land. It belongs to all Victorians. We hold it in trust for future generations.
There is no justification for this road.
There is no mandate for this road.
Write to the Premier, Denis Napthine firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister Mulder, Minister for Public Transport and Roads email@example.com
Minister Guy Minister for Planning firstname.lastname@example.org
Your local member
1. Leader of the opposition, Daniel Andrews www.danielandrews.com.au
The Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Local member for Melbourne Adam Bandt
“I am of the view that the EW Link project will not solve traffic and freight transport problems nor fix congestion; will vacuum up $8 billion of State funds which should be spent on public transport, in particular, rail projects; will devastate Royal Park, Travancore Park and the Moonee Ponds Creek; will impact on the Melbourne Zoo, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the State Netball and Hockey Centre and the Urban Camp; will obliterate whole neighbourhoods along its route, affect the amenity of the inner suburbs; and destroy heritage streetscapes”.
6. Write to the Council Show DetailsWrite to the Melbourne City Councillors Lord Mayor
7. Write to the papers Show DetailsWrite to the Papers The Age
Mail: Letters Editor, PO Box 257, Melbourne, 3001
Fax: (03) 86672414
Web: theage.com.au/letters/submit Herald Sun
Mail: Letters to the Editor, Herald Sun, PO Box 14631, Melbourne, 8001
Fax: (03) 9292 2112
Email: email@example.com (no attachments)
Text talk Text a message to 19772948 (costs 55 cents per 160 characters)
Your local paper
8. Call talk back radio Show DetailsCall Talk back radio
Call your favourite station.
3AW: Open Line: 03 96 900 693, Outside Melbourne Open Line: 13133
9. Sign the “Trains not Tollroads” petition Show Details
The Royal Park is the only bushland park in the City of Melbourne — just two kilometres from the GPO. The Royal Park is public land. It belongs to all Victorians. We hold it in trust for future generations.
As early as 1862, Town Clerk Mr E G Fitzgibbon protested the further alienation of the park.
“Hands off the parks” was his battle cry. It needs to be our battle cry.
The proposed tollway will destroy Ross Straw field and West Parkville with huge flyovers joining City Link. It will ruin the wetlands. It will butcher the park from Flemington Road to Royal Parade with huge on/off ramps into Elliot Avenue. It will pump pollution into the “lungs of the city”
It will take priceless parkland that can never be replaced.
To save Royal Park we need to stop E.W. Link What can I do