Category Archives: Trains

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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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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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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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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South Morang Rail Service – A welcome addition to the network

Transport Minister Terry Mulder officially opened the new South Morang railway station on Sunday 22 April. The extension of the Epping line to South Morang was the culmination of a long campaign, especially  by the South Morang and Mernda Rail … 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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