Tag Archives: Public transport

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 Advertisements

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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

Freeway Madness!

By Vivienne Ortega Our parklands are under threat!  Hundreds of kilometres of new freeways and expanded roads would be built across Melbourne over the next 30 years, under plans revealed

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Posted in Baillieu Government, Banyule Flats, Car Dependency, Heidelberg School, Investment in Rail, Ne-Link Freeway, Population Growth, Public Transport, Seat of Ivanhoe, Trains, Uncategorized, Urban Growth Boundary, Vic Roads, Warringal Conservation Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Integrated public transport is not an option

By Dennis O’Connell Ian Hundley’s letter – Beware private sector spruikers – (Age 11/4) encapsulates the key issues we’re currently facing in infrastructure spending, which has been long been skewed toward toll roads and freeways and away from public transport, leading to a  major deficit in PT … Continue reading

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Virtually one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets

A group of enthusiastic Banyule residents met last month to contribute ideas and information that will chronicle one of Banyule’s most valuable environmental assets – the Banyule Flats Virtual Tour, which is designed to increase interest and awareness about this much-loved … Continue reading

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The uneconomic use of space and the limit of car culture in Melbourne

Transport commentator, John Legge, recently explained (The Age, 10 December 2010) one of the most adverse but least understood aspects of car dependency for the Melbourne Central Business District. This is the increasing monopolisation of available space in the city … Continue reading

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The State Election, transport and the North East Link

image copyright http://www.danielbowen.com The 2010 state election has seen the defeat of the 11-year-old Labor government and its replacement with a majority Liberal-National Party coalition by the barest of margins. During the election campaign, Friends of Banyule campaigned vigorously against … Continue reading

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Dr Paul Mees about the North East Link

Friends of Banyule recently had the opportunity for a Q&A session with Dr Paul Mees, Senior lecturer at RMIT University. Dr Mees teaches and researches in the areas of transport planning and statutory planning. Dr Mees is also the author of a … Continue reading

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