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Yarra Council gives Australia Day award to ‘everyone’ who campaigned against East West Link

The Australia Day award for 'everyone who campaigned against the East West Link'. Photo: Twitter
The Australia Day award for ‘everyone who campaigned against the East West Link’. Photo: Twitter

Yarra Council gives Australia Day award to ‘everyone’ who campaigned against East West Link Marissa Calligeros (January 26, 2015)

The Yarra City Council has given an Australia Day citizen award to “everyone” who campaigned against the $6.8 billion East West Link.

The grassroots campaign against the proposed road tunnel – the first stage planned to connect the Eastern Freeway with City Link – involved a number of community groups and individuals united under the slogan “Trains Not Toll Roads”.

The heated debate surrounding the project prompted Prime Minister Tony Abbott to label last year’s state election a referendum on the road tunnel. Continue reading Yarra Council gives Australia Day award to ‘everyone’ who campaigned against East West Link