Monthly Archives: August 2014

East West Link battle goes underground

The Age: East West Link battle goes underground. Sue Hewitt (August 6, 2014)

The East West Link tunnel battle has moved “underground” with claims historic titles give people ownership of their land to the centre of the earth – right in the path of the tunnel, according to legal experts.

Land titles pre-dating 1891 cover the ownership of sites from ground level to the planet’s core.

Manisha Blencowe, of Slater and Gordon, said the Linking Melbourne Authority would be forced to compulsorily acquire the land underneath houses on top of the proposed tunnel. Continue reading East West Link battle goes underground