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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

Seven News: Homeowners in the path of the East West Link have celebrated Labour’s victory

Homeowners in the path of the East West Link have celebrated Labour's victory.Featuring Residents Against the Tunnel…

Posted by Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport on Sunday, 30 November 2014

Featuring Residents Against the Tunnel – RAT, Harriet Mantell, Keith Fitzgerald, Mary Fenelon, Jackie Fristacky, Amanda Stone, Andrew Kelly, Daniel Andrews and #Rally4PT coverage from 15 November 2014.

Home owners wait and see on East West Link

Keith Fitzgerald (third from right) with neighbours outside his Bendigo Street home. Photo: Scott Barbour
Keith Fitzgerald (third from right) with neighbours outside his Bendigo Street home. Photo: Scott Barbour

The Age: Home owners wait and see on East West Link. Timna Jacks (November 30, 2014)

Champagne may have been flowing at Bendigo Street in Collingwood on Sunday, but residents remained sceptical about Daniel Andrews’ promise to scrap the East West Link.

Mr Andrews promised the East West Link contract would be ripped up and their homes saved under a Labor government, so the residents were relieved he was voted into power. But politicians, they pointed out, are known to promise one thing before an election, and do another after entering office. Continue reading Home owners wait and see on East West Link