Melbourne's sustainable freight future under threat

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06 October

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The future of a funded plan to shift freight onto rail and take 3500 trucks off local streets could be derailed as a result of Transurban's proposed Western Distributor tollway – new designs released last week reveal.

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Overcrowding on public transport top issue for Inner-North commuters

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20 July

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Interim results from Public Transport Not Traffic's local transport survey suggests overcrowding on public transport is the number one transport issue in the City of Yarra. So far 73% of respondents have rated train, tram and bus overcrowding as the biggest problem, with traffic issues – including road safety and speeding, and lack of priority transit lanes coming in second and third respectively.

(Image courtesy Herald Sun)

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Premier Andrews: Keep Infrastructure Victoria Independent.

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22 June

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In a controversial move that would badly undermine the independence of new planning ‘umpire’ Infrastructure Victoria, Daniel Andrews is set to appoint Transurban Queensland Director Elana Rubin as its inaugural chair.

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RACV's Not So Secret Agenda

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30 April

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Just days after submitting their budget recommendations that include building the EWL toll road, RACV has now changed its constitution to stop local government councillors from running for board elections.

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Referendum on Melbourne's future

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24 November

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By Andrew Herington

The Prime Minister has sealed the fate of the controversial East West Link. When Tony Abbott declared the November 29 Victorian election to be a referendum on the project, he gave the winner a mandate – that most precious of things in politics.

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Our questions for Lend Lease board

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17 November

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MEDIA RELEASE

At the Lend Lease AGM today in Sydney on Friday, campaigners fighting the East West Link in Melbourne and WestConnex in Sydney questioned the Lend Lease board about the financial and environmental risks of tollway projects.

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Besieged on five fronts: Government denies reality

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24 October

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By Andrew Herington

The Coalition has fallen so deeply in love with the East West Link that they are blind to its faults. The tollway is now dragging down their pitch for re-election, yet they keep promoting it. The LMA Newsletter being letterboxed through inner Melbourne is full of engineering drawings of massive bridges and roads lovingly given such fanciful names as “the Soundwave”, “vertical garden” and the “ribbon motif”.

This doesn’t convince the target audience – it enrages them

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Young campaigner setting the public transport agenda in his neighbourhood

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20 October

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By Oscar Czerniecki

My name is Oscar Czerniecki. I am 16 years old and live in Bentleigh. I joined the Public Transport Not Traffic campaign at the start of this year, feeling feed up with how bad public transport is in my neighbourhood. 

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Cycle spiral is total spin

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08 October

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By Andrew Herington

The Linking Melbourne Authority has been working overtime with its latest round of promotion for the East West Link to emphasise it as somehow “environmentally friendly”. Aware of how disastrously unpopular the East West Link has become, the LMA is belatedly trying to change the image of the project.

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Crunch Time for the Tunnel

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13 September

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By Andrew Herington

After a tumultuous week, it is clear the outcome on the East West Link is going to go down to the wire, but it will be resolved by the election. 

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