Category Archives: Vic Roads

The Age: This is not a plan. It is a hoax driven by money

Victoria’s most senior bureaucrat, Andrew Tongue, recently said that the Victorian government could not control the number or type of apartment towers in Melbourne because of a need for foreign capital. Advertisements

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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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Posted in Baillieu Government, Car Dependency, Doncaster Rail, Investment in Rail, Ne-Link Freeway, Public Transport, Road Lobby, Trains, Vic Roads, Vic State Election 2010 | 1 Comment

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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Planning Minister Guy and the NE Link Project

By Ian Hundley Planning Minister and Northern Metropolitan Province MP, Matthew Guy, has recently written to Friends of Banyule

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Posted in Baillieu Government, Banyule Flats, Car Dependency, Doncaster Rail, Hurstbridge rail line, Investment in Rail, Metro Trains, Ne-Link Freeway, Public Transport, Road Lobby, SmartBus, Trains, Uncategorized, Vic Roads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Baillieu freeway bid signals lurch towards roads and a strike against public transport

Writing recently in The Age senior columnist Kenneth Davidson attacked the Baillieu government’s decision to seek funding from the Commonwealth government’s capital ¬†funding body, Infrastructure Australia, for an eighteen kilometre expanded freeway link between

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Baillieu’s Planning Panic

Government planning moving from considered analysis to panic in face of industry lobby: North East Link moving up the list again? The Age reported on 27 June (Josh Gordon, “Wells plans to fix projects dilemma”) that the Baillieu government is … Continue reading

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