Author Archives: Friends of Banyule Inc

About Friends of Banyule Inc

President & Public Officer of Friends of Banyule Inc, a community not- for-profit organisation to enhance and protect the environmental assets of Banyule City. Currently fighting the proposed NE Link freeway through one of inner Melbourne's most ecologically sensitive areas and historical areas.

Banyule Council Community Transport Workshop

Originally posted on and Everything:
Goal and Context The goal of the workshop , as explained by Scott Walker, the director of city development at Banyule, was to provide the community with the opportunity to contribute to the development of…

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‘Age’ article on Banyule Homestead

Originally posted on Banyule Homestead Matters:
And today, the Age has an article. Actually, the Secretary of Heidelberg Historical Society had much more to say about Banyule Homestead, but it didn’t make the article!

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Banyule homestead on the market!

Originally posted on Banyule Homestead Matters:
Well, well, I see that Banyule Homestead is on the market with expressions of interest closing on the 8th May 2014.  It looks absolutely magnificent. I note with some concern that the advertisement refers…

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How East West link impacts Banyule residents and NE link

Friends of Banyule President Dennis O’Connell is appearing at the East West Link project panel hearings today. In his presentation he will outline why the EW link should not proceed and how Banyule residents will be impacted. Below is the … Continue reading

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Week one top ten – East West Link hearings

Originally posted on East West Link Blog:
Is the CIS standing up to scrutiny? Five barristers and five expert witnesses later and the jury of public opinion is unimpressed. After just five days out of thirty, here are the top…

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Weekend Wanderings – No Freeway Through Banyule

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Originally posted on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY:
This is what the state government wants to do near where I live, build a freeway right through some of the most amazing land in the city of Melbourne.  We have a government that…

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East West Link will be as disastrous as the desal deal:

In an insightful article in The Age (Victorian desal plant and east-west link disasters are off the rails; 25/11) senior columnist Kenneth  Davidson was scathing in his analysis of the East-West Link project, due to its funding and a lack … Continue reading

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