Monthly Archives: September 2014

Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy may appeal court decision in favour of East West Link

Anthony Murphy (in bike helmet, centre) says he is unlikely to appeal the ruling. Photo: Justin McManus
Anthony Murphy (in bike helmet, centre) says he is unlikely to appeal the ruling. Photo: Justin McManus

The Age: Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy may appeal court decision in favour of East West Link. Jane Lee (September 10, 2014)

A Brunswick resident has lost his legal challenge to the East West Link, but is expected to appeal the decision in the next week.

Lawyers for Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy had argued the court should grant an injunction preventing the state government from building the $6 billion to $8 billion East West Link. They said the state and its Linking Melbourne Authority had made “misleading representations” about the toll road’s estimated cost benefits and traffic forecasts, thereby breaching consumer protection laws. Continue reading Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy may appeal court decision in favour of East West Link

East West Link opponents likely to appeal after losing case against project

Photo: Around 50 East West Link tunnel protestors blockade a test drill site at Fitzroy in January. (ABC News: Tony Nicholls)
Photo: Around 50 East West Link tunnel protestors blockade a test drill site at Fitzroy in January. (ABC News: Tony Nicholls)

ABC Victoria: East West Link opponents likely to appeal after losing case against project By Stephanie Ferrier Updated 10 Sep 2014

Opponents of the East West Link toll road say they are almost certain to take their legal battle to Victoria’s Court of Appeal after losing their case against the multi-billion-dollar project.

Brunswick resident Tony Murphy had argued the State Government had breached Australian consumer laws and the Fair Trading Act by giving misleading information about the project’s cost benefits and impact on traffic volumes.

But Supreme Court Justice Clyde Croft rejected his case and also refused to order an injunction stopping the State Government and the Linking Melbourne Authority from continuing the project. Continue reading East West Link opponents likely to appeal after losing case against project