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This is our moment to have our say on concerns with the mega toll road. North East Link risks the future of Melbourne. We need to be Rethink the project before it is too late.Read more
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MEDIA RELEASE: Environmental Effects Statement for Controversial North East Link Toll Road will Unearth Concerns
The Environmental Effects Statement for the controversial North East Link tollroad will finally be released today and open to the public. Environment group Friends of the Earth says the process will unearth community concern about the project.
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.
We've got a plan for ways to tackle the traffic and trucks clogging up streets across the North East Suburbs.
By reallocating the $16.5 billion price tag of the North East Link to a number of the projects outlined below, tax payer money will improve transport options and air quality, help protect open space, and reduce the greenhouse impacts of Victoria’s transport system.
Rethink the North East Link. Invest in public transport and safety.
Switching our cars and trucks to electric vehicles fails to address the broader social and environmental implications of car-centric cities.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are not the silver bullet transformation for our transport industry. The momentum for change in transport is building, and EVs might be part of the change. But simply championing a technical switch to EVs we will miss the greater opportunity of this problem. Focusing too strongly on EVs will lock in existing problems around congestion, health and the liveability of our cities.
MEDIA RELEASE: North East Link locks out community consultation
22 Nov 2018
Daniel Andrews continues to rush through the North East Link, today announcing the project will go out to tender moments after re-election.
As the biggest and most expensive road project proposed for Melbourne, the community needs to be involved in these significant decisions.
“The community will be devastated a potential Labor government will push through an unwanted road project, before assessing the environmental impacts of this project.” Rachel Lynskey, Friends of the Earth Sustainable Cities coordinator said today.
“We have not had the opportunity to understand the environmental impacts, nor investigate real alternatives to the congestion in this local area. The North East Link toll road locks in future gridlock.”
Victoria’s 2018 state election has seen congestion as a top issue. So how do the parties transport commitments stack up?
Melbourne is seeing huge population growth straining a city built for many less. The current Labor state government won in 2014 on the back of scrapping a megaroad and some sorely-needed public transport projects. Over the past 4 years, the government has set the ball rolling with important public transport initiatives. But we've also see them switch gears to kick off some of the biggest dirtiest mega roads in our states history.
What will happen for the next 4 years based on what we’ve heard so far?
Have you heard about the vital next addition to Melbourne’s world-class rail network?
Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2) is a tunnel between Newport and Clifton Hill via Fishermans Bend, Southern Cross, Flagstaff, Parkville and Fitzroy connecting to existing services.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE - 28 August 2018
Friends of the Earth welcomes visionary rail plan for Melbourne
Today Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a game-changing rail plan for Melbourne's suburbs, linking all major rail lines via an underground loop.
Community-driven environment group Friends of the Earth says that with Melbourne's population growth the city needs 21st Century planning and investment in efficient transport solutions, especially in our suburbs.Read more