Category Archives: Baillieu Government

Banyule Council supports Doncaster Rail

By Ian Hundley On 3 December the Banyule City Council  resolved to support the preferred Eastern Freeway “Express to the City ” alignment for the proposed Doncaster rail service.

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Scary sight: Abbot in charge of federal funding of transport!

“Almost nothing signifies progress more than new roads….” By Ian Hundley In the right time and place this sentiment would not have been  the source of too much concern. If it was uttered 40 years ago, that is. However these … Continue reading

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Where the rubber hits the road

Urgent transport reforms are needed to tackle traffic issues caused by urban sprawl in Melbourne. Greens Senate candidate and transport analyst, Janet Rice, sounded a strong warning that urban sprawl in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will accelerate pressure for the North-East … Continue reading

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Two Melbourne Transport Stories

Here are two competing images of Melbourne’s transport future just a few hundred metres apart on Alexandra Parade in Collingwood and Fitzroy: We have the City of Yarra’s billboard which asks people to campaign for Doncaster rail and  a few … Continue reading

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RACV 2012 Red Spot Black Mark

RACV cooks the books with Red Spot Roads Survey. Communities need to act now to promote public transport. The roads lobby group, the RACV, has launched its biennial “Red Spot” survey which can be expected to form the basis of … Continue reading

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Public Meeting – 29 March

Friends of Banyule are organising a public event about transport. It will be held on Thursday 29 March at the Old Shire Offices, 60 Beverley Rd, Heidelberg 3084 from 7.30pm.

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Hurstbridge Line Misses Out Again

According to a recent report in The Age the Hurstbridge line will miss out on improved weekend rail service frequencies

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