100+ trees will be chopped down at Moreland Station and This elevated rail won’t improve much for cycling and walking unless we fight! Time is running out to impact design of the level-crossing removals. Join us!
When: 2pm, Sunday 20 October 2019
Where: Meet Gandolfo Gardens, West side of Moreland Station
The Victorian Government’s current construction plan will necessitate the killing of 113 trees (most 40-100 years old!) next to Moreland Station.
Cyclists and walkers will be merged together at several key points with no safe, separated or convenient way to cross Bell St, Munro St or Moreland Road.
Calls for consultation on improved design have been ignored
WE MUST ACT NOW!
Let’s fill the park with people who care!
Want to do more?
It’s urgent the decision-makers hear from Moreland residents right now. We can still impact the design of the Moreland-Bell level crossing removals to make them better.
Write to these politicians and tell them you want:
- A design that protects the Gandolfo Gardens’ significant established trees.
Sparing a few mature trees at the perimeter is not good enough for residents of Brunswick and Coburg who use the park and station. Residents of Coburg and Brunswick already experience hotter temperatures than those living in parts of Melbourne with better, more established trees canopy. New trees will not be the same and may not survive to grow to the size of these trees.
- Improvements for walking, cycling and public transport users
Tell them why this matters to you.
Write to or call:
Transport Infrastructure Minister of Victoria, the Hon. Jacinta Allan
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call her office: 8392 6100
Minister for Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne (who has usurped Heritage Victoria to speed through this project and will approve the application to allow the project-build to begin) Email: Richard.email@example.com or Call: 8683 0964
Lizzie Blandthorn MP for Pascoe Vale (Coburg) is in the government. Urge her to push for a better deal and genuine consultation as other ALP MPs did on other train lines: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call her office: 9354 9935
If you live in Brunswick /south end Coburg: Member for Brunswick, Victorian Greens,
Dr Tim Read Email: Tim.Read@parliament.vic.gov.au Call his office: 9384 1241
Contact the Level Crossing Removal Project (north west team)
Email: email@example.com or Call: 1800 105 105
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