Concerned residents gather at Planning Minister Wynne’s office in reaction to North East Link announcement.

North East Link Reaction Friends of the Earth

Media Release: Friends of the Earth and Friends of Banyule


Friday 6 December, 2019

Concerned residents gather at Planning Minister Wynne’s office in reaction to North East Link announcement.

Dozens of community members set to be impacted by the mega toll road gathered outside the planning Minister’s electoral office in Fitzroy this morning. This was in reaction to yesterday’s announcement by Minister Wynne to approve the North East Link.  

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Planning Minister goes against own Planning Panel’s Advice to accept North East Link project as is

Friends of the Earth North East Link

Joint Press Release: Friends of the Earth & Friends of Banyule

Thursday 5th December 2019 

Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth and community group Friends of Banyule have expressed their extreme disappointment at today’s announcement that the Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved the North East Link.

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Community rallies at MP Paul Hamer's office amid North East Link health concerns

Stop the North East Link

On Wednesday 3 December, locals gathered at Paul Hamer MP's office to take a stand against the North East Link.

Residents sent a clear message to Mr. Hamer, member for Box Hill, that the community does not support this dangerous project.

Locals are particularly concerned about the dangerous levels of air pollution from the $16 billion North East Link project.  

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MEDIA RELEASE: Community calls on Andrews to develop a 50-year sustainable transport plan with Parliament House rally

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MEDIA RELEASE: Wed 27 Nov 2019

Community calls on Andrews to develop a 50-year sustainable transport plan with Parliament House rally

On Wednesday 27 November, community members took to the steps of Parliament House to mark the 50th anniversary of Melbourne’s first (and last) integrated transport plan and demand a plan for the next fifty years.

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MEDIA ALERT: Community marks 50-year anniversary of Melbourne’s first (and last) transport plan with Parl House rally

Sustainable Cities Friends of the Earth New Transport Plan Rally

MEDIA ALERT: Wed 27 Nov 2019

Community marks 50-year anniversary of Melbourne’s first (and last) transport plan with Parl House rally

Photo/video opportunity: Victorian Parliament Steps, 10am Wednesday 27th November

On Wednesday 27 November, community members will take to the steps of Parliament House to mark the 50th anniversary of Melbourne’s first (and last) transport plan and demand a plan for the next fifty years.

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An open letter to GHD Engineers

Sustainable Cities Friends of the Earth Melbourne Stop Adani GHD

On the 30th of September 2019, Sustainable Cities coordinator Claudia Gallois joined Stop Adani to call out GHD Engineers.

We requested that the company stop working on deplorable projects such as Adani's rail line and mega toll roads and we asked them to work in line with their own sustainability principles. 

Read the speech below! 

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Action Recap: Petition Delivery to Stop the North East Link

Stop the North East Link Sustainable Cities Petition Delivery

On Thursday, community members delivered a petition on behalf of 700 people calling for a stop to the $16 billion North East Link toll road.

Members of Parliament Sam Hibbins (Victorian Greens spokesperson for Transport) and Clifford Hayes (Sustainable Australia Party) accepted the petition and delivered it to decision makers.

“[The North East Link is] a lazy solution to frustrated residents in the North-East corridor that will only increase the city’s dependence on cars,” said community member Cynthia Pilli on the steps of Parliament.

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MEDIA ALERT: Community petition delivery to Parliament calling on decision makers to stop the North East Link

Petition Delivery Stop the North East Link Sustainable Cities

MEDIA ALERT: THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019


Community petition delivery to Parliament calling on decision makers to stop the North East Link

This Thursday, community members will gather at Parliament steps to deliver a petition calling on Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to stop the $16 billion North East Link toll road.

The event marks the end of the public hearings where concerned citizens had the opportunity to raise issues about the project before an independent panel.

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Petition Delivery: Rethink the North East Link

Sustainable Cities Friends of the Earth Melbourne

The North East link is a mega toll road proposed to expand the Eastern Freeway up 24 lanes, dividing community and funnelling more traffic onto Hoddle street.

26,000 trees and 9 MCGs worth of parks and open space will be destroyed by this mega toll road.

To mark the end of the Public Hearings, where community members spoke up about their concerns with the project, we will be delivering our petition to Parliament!

RSVP Here

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Our Suburban Rail Vision

There is a huge appetite for more public transport in Melbourne – when the Suburban Rail Loop was first announced the public celebration was enormous. People want public transport to be prioritised. But will the Suburban Rail Loop meet expectations?

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