Monthly Archives: April 2014

East West Link community legal case: Residents Against the Tunnel & Fitzroy Legal Service interviews

3CR Community Radio podcast by Annie McLoughlin from Solidarity Breakfast with James Milne from Residents Against The Tunnel (RATs) speaking about Tony Murphys Supreme Court challenge.

From 9 minute mark – Meghan Fitzgerald from Fitzroy Legal Service about East West Link community legal case with pro bono legal expertise.

Proceedings to be lodged in East West Project


Proceedings will be commenced today in the Supreme Court against the Victorian Government and Linking Melbourne Authority, alleging “misleading conduct” over the claimed benefits of the project.

In a statement of claim lodged today, Brunswick resident, Anthony Murphy is seeking to stop the tendering process, seeking of finance, and entering into contracts for the $8 billion first stage of the project based on what he claims is a misleading business case. It is alleged the project’s Benefit Cost Ratio (1.4), net economic benefit ($1.476 billion), and projected traffic volumes (100,000 to 120,000 vehicles) are misleading representations, and have not been based on standard methodology for major projects, as claimed. Continue reading Proceedings to be lodged in East West Project

Follow the CIS Hearing Live

An independent Assessment Committee, which has been appointed by the Minister for Planning to assess the CIS, is now considering public submissions. The Assessment Committee is conducting a public hearing and will provide recommendations to the Minister for Planning in the first half of 2014.

The public hearing is scheduled from Monday 3 March to Tuesday 15 April 2014, with each hearing day to commence at 10.00am. The hearing is being held at the Conference Centre, Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, 13 Spring Street, Melbourne. Members of the public are free to attend these hearings. For those who can’t attend, please follow the live updates below.

The following update is dynamically provided by the East West Link Blog. Continue reading Follow the CIS Hearing Live