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.
MEDIA ALERT: Community petition delivery to Parliament calling on decision makers to stop the North East Link
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.Read more
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!Read more
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?
Last week locals came together for a mock opening of Doncaster Rail to call on the Andrews government to stop the North East Link. It was a fantastic action with moving speeches from community members like Cynthia Pilli.
“We call on the Parliament to immediately review their mega toll road thinking of the last decade.”Read more
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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.