Category Archives: East West Link

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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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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Benefits of Doncaster Rail – What’s in it for Banyule Residents?

By Ian Hundley and Marion Ware We need to support the Doncaster Rail and campaign against the East West Tollway. Once the latter is built the North East Tollway through pristine Banyule parklands will swiftly follow suit. What are the … Continue reading

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Opposition to $8 billion EW tollway tunnel continues to grow

Earlier this month representatives from Friends of Banyule attended a meeting of the former CTAG (Coalition of Transport Action Groups) at the Collingwood Elderly Citizens Hall.

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The Age: The east-west smog factory should never be built

The east-west road link, if built, will be a planning disaster for Melbourne. It fails most major planning tests and flies in the face of overwhelming urban science that shows we can never build our way out of congestion.

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The Age: Benefits of East West Link ‘inflated’

Traffic estimates used to justify the Napthine government’s east-west link toll road ”artificially inflate the benefits that can be expected from the project”, according to leaked emails sent by a senior VicRoads manager.

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Sustainable Transport Alternatives to East West Link – Forum

The forum is this Thursday, September 19, 2013 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm. At the Middle Theatrette, Babel Building; the University of Melbourne Students Linking Melbourne Sustainably (SLiMS) support sustainable transport and oppose the proposed East West Link road. They … Continue reading

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