Tag Archives: Melbourne

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. Advertisements

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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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Planning for Melbourne’s Future

By Dennis O’Connell The Victorian Government is currently conducting a major review of planning policy and controls across Melbourne, the most comprehensive for some time and one which will have far-reaching impact on the way

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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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Big box shops bad news for PT and local traders

A recent article by Clay Lucas in The Age week featured an announcement by planning minister Matthew Guy to broaden the categories of retailers permitted to trade in “big box” shopping centres. This is bad news for Banyule and the … Continue reading

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Banyule’s Public Transport Paradox

I have been using our local public transport services for the two past months for my daily to journey to work and nothing makes sense to me anymore.

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