Friends of the Earth and Friends of Banyule have expressed their extreme disappointment at today’s announcement that Planning Minister Richard Wynne has accepted the North East Link mega toll road.
The minister has rejected recommendations from the expert Environmental Effects Panel, this will further entrench Melbourne’s reliance on cars for travel and have negative impacts on local communities and local business, increase greenhouse gas emissions and lead to the loss of valuable 175 hectares of open space during the 7 years construction period, with 18.2 hectares required permanently.
Read Friends of Banyule and Friends of the Earth's media release here.
Join Friends of Banyule for a snap action tomorrow to call out this atrocious decision that will lock Melbourne into a future of polluting toll roads.
We need all hands on deck!