We only have a couple of months make sure Level Crossing Removal Project and Government hear what the Coburg community wants from the level crossing removals. A Town Hall meeting has been organised for Sunday July 28 between 2pm and 4pm at the Coburg Concert Hall in the Coburg Civic centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg. Note: entrance is from Urquhart street.
Register for the meeting on Eventbrite. The Concert Hall has a capacity of 120 people, so early registration will guarantee a place.
This will be a big one. With construction due to start before the end of 2019 and consultation being a one way street and our community is not feeling heard.
We think we only have a couple of months to impress on the decision makers what we want so to demonstrate our dedication to getting great outcomes for our community. So we are inviting our whole community plus our local politicians to ask them how they plan to ensure the people of Moreland are not left short by the State Government by cutting corners and ignoring the community in building this legacy project without properly considering what we want.
At the meeting we will be presenting the community drafted vision document drawn from a meeting of over 80 people, supported by Moreland council and other key local community groups.
Upfield Corridor Coalition is currently making our vision into a visual representation to highlight exactly what outcomes we want from the project such as – Station location and access, restoration of heritage, retention of vegetation, improved bike/pedestrian paths and public amenity that the whole community can use.
We are inviting our local politician’s, Level Crossing Removal Project spokespeople and council to attend the presentation and answer questions about the project.
Update 25 July:
We have commissioned ‘Office’ to bring our Community Vision to life, which will be on display. We’ll then have a Q&A panel session with:
- Fiona Patten, Reason Party, Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Northern Metropolitan
- Natalie Abboud, Mayor of Moreland
- Tim Read, Greens Party, Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Brunswick
- Eleisha Mullane, Co-Founder, Upfield Corridor Coalition
- James Conlan, Co-Founder, Upfield Corridor Coalition
Unfortunately, Lizzie Blandthorn (ALP Member for the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Pascoe Vale) and Kevin Devlin, CEO LXRP, declined our invitation to speak due to other commitments.
Come along to the Town Hall meeting.
Also email your State MP and the Minister for Infrastructure.