Moreland Leader: Wrecking Ball plan for Box

Moreland Leader report on Level Crossing Removal Project application to Heritage Victoria for demolition of the Munro Street Signal Box. Read the story Moreland Council has put in a submission to Heritage Victoria opposing the application. See our report on this issue. A report from social media with images of the Signal Box https://www.facebook.com/johnenglart/posts/2634204513256565 More … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Wrecking Ball plan for Box

Ninenews: cheap and nasty Skyrail version offered to Moreland

"The People of Moreland are being offered the cheap and nasty Skyrail version, which is really disappointing" says James Conlan on the latest announcement for the Bell street to Moreland Road level crossing removal project. Stairs and lifts will be provided at the stations, but no escalators. It is clear from the images that the … Continue reading Ninenews: cheap and nasty Skyrail version offered to Moreland

The Age: Sky rail over Bell Street: Coburg, Brunswick residents offered buy-up scheme

On Sunday August 25 The Age reported on the release of plans for the Bell street to Moreland Road level crossing removal and the offer by the state government to buy out any residents next to the rail line. Homes could soon be acquired by the state government on a voluntary basis as a 2.5-kilometre … Continue reading The Age: Sky rail over Bell Street: Coburg, Brunswick residents offered buy-up scheme

Taking the Community vision to Minister Jacinta Allan on level crossing removal

"Where we have an opportunity when we're removing a level crossing to do more in those local communities to improve public transport services, we will," said Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan in 2017, according to The Age. Thank you Jacinta, will you then listen to us, meet with us to discuss our community vision for … Continue reading Taking the Community vision to Minister Jacinta Allan on level crossing removal

Minister refuses to guarantee preservation of Gandolfo Gardens trees

Transport Minister Jacinta Allan evaded the question on preserving the trees in the Gandolfo Gardens. While Minister Allan promises "three times as many trees and plants as are currently in the area", the reality is that new plantings do not replace the environmental services offered by mature trees for many decades. It will take 40-50 … Continue reading Minister refuses to guarantee preservation of Gandolfo Gardens trees

Munro Street Signal Box under threat

The Munro Street Signal Box, constructed in 1928, is under threat of demolition by the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP). Heritage Victoria have placed an interim protection order on this building and other infrastructure requiring LXRP to apply for permission for the demolition of this infrastructure. Moreland Council at it's meeting on 14 August noted … Continue reading Munro Street Signal Box under threat

Moreland Council increases advocacy position on level crossing removal

Moreland Council upped it's advocacy position to the Level Crossing Removal project at the monthly council meeting on Wednesday 14 August, including on improving accessibility of the elevated stations. A motion proposed by Cr Sue Bolton was passed unanimously by Council with no speakers against the motion. Council is now calling for the Level Crossing … Continue reading Moreland Council increases advocacy position on level crossing removal

Moreland Leader: Reaching for the Sky

Moreland Leader last week ran a poll comparing station designs between the Level Crossing Removal Project early station artist drawings with the Upfield Corridor Coalition artist impressions which showed 65 percent support for the community driven designs. The poll was simplistic, leaving it up to comments to provide further detail and context. The Leader Newspaper … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Reaching for the Sky

Gallery: Teddy Bears Picnic and Mad Hatters Tea Party #SaveGandolfoGardens

Families with small children gathered in the Gandolfo gardens today for a Teddy Bears and Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise awareness of the threat by Level Crossing Removal Project to use this space as a laydown area for equipment and construction of the elevated rail viaduct. The event was organised by the Guardians of … Continue reading Gallery: Teddy Bears Picnic and Mad Hatters Tea Party #SaveGandolfoGardens

Citizens favour UCC station design in Moreland Leader Poll

Moreland Leader newspaper ran a poll for 24 hours between a Level Crossing Removal Project Station Design image and an Upfield Corridor Coalition Design image. With 619 voting in the poll, 65 percent favoured the UCC design and 35 percent the LXRP design. The poll was fairly simplistic in just presenting two images with very … Continue reading Citizens favour UCC station design in Moreland Leader Poll