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East West Link campaign wins Community Service of the Year Award

Yarra’s Australia Day awards were presented at Council’s annual Australia Day citizenship ceremony held on 26 January 2015

We accepted this Community Service of the Year Award on behalf of all those countless people & community groups who’s selfless actions have literally saved inner Melbourne, greater Melbourne and the entire state of Victoria from a deluge of heartache, financial mismanagement, dodgy deals and a whole pile of unknown nasty stuff. Continue reading East West Link campaign wins Community Service of the Year Award

Yarra Council gives East West Link protesters Australia Day award

Herald Sun: Yarra Council gives East West Link protesters Australia Day award. Michelle Ainsworth (January 26, 2015)

An inner-city council that spent more than $500,000 fighting the East West Link has given an Australia Day citizenship award to the protesters who campaigned against the dumped toll road.

Yarra Council awarded the protesters a citizenship award at its Australia Day ceremony.

The Yarra Community Service of the Year award was made out to “everyone who campaigned against the East West Link”. Continue reading Yarra Council gives East West Link protesters Australia Day award

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