The Federal Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar has made the extraordinary announcement that he is holding a Pro-East West Link Rally on the steps of the Victorian Parliament this Saturday 8 August 2015.at 10 am. See http://rallyto.buildthelink.com.au for information but on no account sign up to attend Mr. Sukkar’s rally! What a nerve!
Please attend with your tried and true placard/banner in support of the termination of the East West Link. PTUA will also be in attendance.
We have to respond every time this zombie project threatens to rise from the dead.
Things that you can do
1. Come to rallies and meetings Show Details Current 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 Details It 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 Details Make 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 Details Write to the Melbourne City Councillors Lord Mayor
7. Write to the papers Show Details Write 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 Details Call 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
PPL and RPPG reps met at 12 noon at the Football Pavilion between Brens Drive and H G Smith Ovals
See Map of drill sites. We visited EWL-B12 – 012 first on the crown of the hill in the grasslands This was an aboriginal corroboree site and are important grasslands and habitat for grasslands parrots and feeding ground for flocks of native birds. We also checked out EWL-B12-013 and 014.
The group then drove around to Brens Drive park outside the State Netball and Hockey Centre then walked back to meet at Anzac Hall. We inspected the drilling site next to or opposite Anzac Hall.
See EWL-B12-007 at the corner of O’Neill Street and Canning Street Carlton on the triangle of land near the Dan O’Connell Hotel Drilling will start there on Monday next. The Dan O’Connell Hotel only got a note under its door on Thursday afternoon advising of the drilling. .
You do realise that the drill sites indicate the alignment of the EW Link and that the Government wont be able to afford a tunnel so as we were told during the Eddington Review the motorway will be “cut and cover” – cut now cover in 5 years if ever.
Briefing Session by LMA to Community Groups on Drilling Program: A request was made that LMA brief community groups on the drilling program as a matter of urgency as – to our alarm – it had already started on the roundabout in Carlton at the intersection of Swanston Street and Cemetery Drive and in Alfred Street Continue reading →
IS THIS the path the controversial east-west road tunnel will cut through the inner city?
In an application to Melbourne City Council the Baillieu government is requesting approval for 13 test drilling sites in Royal Park and surrounding suburbs to plan for the multibillion-dollar project.
In an indication of its preferred route for the tunnel, maps show the drill sites run in a direct line from Alexandra Parade under the Melbourne Cemetery and Royal Park.
At the back of the indicative route the drill sites split, suggesting locations for inbound and outbound connections to CityLink in Royal Park and nearby neighbourhoods.
The application for ”preliminary geotechnical drilling” is part of a $15 million business case being prepared for the 18-kilometre tunnel, which tops the Baillieu government’s infrastructure wish-list.
The government says the project will ease traffic congestion on Melbourne’s roads and create an alternative cross-city route for cars and trucks. Since it was first proposed under the previous state government the tunnel has faced heated local opposition over tolls and concerns over its impact on the inner city and parkland.
The project received a boost earlier this month when Opposition Leader Tony Abbott committed $1.5 billion to help build it. It has been reported federal Labor could also commit funding later this year. Continue reading →