Will our Planning Minister make the choice to listen to the concerns from the community or commit to more cars, pollution, and toll roads?
The North East Link mega toll road is not the path to transport solutions. The Victorian Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, has the choice to listen to concerns from the community or lock us into decades more of toll roads.
It's time our government stands up to the road lobby and stops building mega toll roads.
Community members are concerned about another massive toll road through the middle of Melbourne. It will cause more traffic, create more air and noise pollution, destroy the local environment and lock us in to more transport emissions, contributing to the climate crisis.
Now is the time to make sure the community's voice is heard as loud as possible. Over 800 submissions, overwhelmingly against the project, were put to the inquiry into the project.
We know there are long-term transport solutions to address the problems of traffic congestion and trucks on residential streets. We know that it doesn’t look like a massive $16.5 billion toll road through our city.
Residents in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs face a huge lack of transport options, leading thousands of commuters to rely upon their cars as the only reliable choice. Let’s start investing in sustainable transport solutions so people have real options for moving around our city.