Planning for People Statement on Coburg level crossing removal

Moreland Bicycle User group at it's monthly meeting on Thursday 24 October gave in-principle endorsement to the Community integrated veloway concept design for the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal. The local Moreland Cycling advocacy group also gave in-principle endorsement to the following 'Planning for People' Principles and Requirements statement: Bell to Moreland Level Crossing … Continue reading Planning for People Statement on Coburg level crossing removal

Escalators and toilets key amenity issues for new Coburg, Moreland stations

It seems ridiculous that escalators have not been included in the concept design for the new elevated stations of Moreland and Coburg. It is even more ironical given the history of escalators being included for elevated stations on the Caufield-Dandenong line. Moreland Council and community groups have called for escalators to be installed at both … Continue reading Escalators and toilets key amenity issues for new Coburg, Moreland stations

Community Veloway design sketch for Coburg level Crossing Removal

An elevated cycling veloway for the Bell to Moreland level crossing Removal is still feasible to be incorporated in the Bell to Moreland project. A veloway concept plan sketch for Bell to Moreland level crossing removal was presented to the Moreland Council auspiced Community Advocacy Reference Group (M-CARG) meeting on 3 September. The concept design … Continue reading Community Veloway design sketch for Coburg level Crossing Removal

Save the Trees Community Rally and March October 20

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 Download the Flyer Share … Continue reading Save the Trees Community Rally and March October 20

A Better Bell street (and Moreland Road) for bikes, walking and station access

Make the Level Crossing Removals at Coburg and Moreland work for everyone. Why go to all the trouble of raising the rail without improving station access and pedestrian and cycling spaces while you're at it? Join us to fight for a better outcome for sustainable transport! Tuesday 10 September, 8:00am Upfield Bike Path and Bell … Continue reading A Better Bell street (and Moreland Road) for bikes, walking and station access

LXRP propose destruction of near all mature trees in Gandolfo Gardens

Proposed Tree removals / Moreland Station reserves and Gandolfo Gardens. The DEADLINE for submissions is WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 A Pre-filled form (Docx) to add your submission comments. See Heritage Victoria currently advertised permits. Moreland Council commissioned their independant heritage advisor to do a report on Gandolfo Gardens. Please make use of this information in your … Continue reading LXRP propose destruction of near all mature trees in Gandolfo Gardens

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

Email templates for politicians and Planning Scheme Amendment

We have put together template guides to do email/letter writing to key political decision makers, and making a submission to the Planning Scheme Amendment. Please personalise these to use. Planning Scheme submissions need to be submitted to LXRP by 5.00pm Friday 2 August 2019.     Email Lizzie Blandthorn and Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan … Continue reading Email templates for politicians and Planning Scheme Amendment

Brief summary of feedback sheets from Town Hall meeting attendees

Here is our brief summary of the Town Hall Meeting Feedback Sheets at Coburg Concert Hall, Coburg, 2-4pm 28 July 2019 Hosted by Upfield Corridor Coalition and Moreland Council Common questions/issues Anger frustration about process and absence of info Council to advocate harder Consultation process poor What’s the longer-term vision for the corridor? How does … Continue reading Brief summary of feedback sheets from Town Hall meeting attendees

Residents campaigned for Gandolfo Gardens over 100 years ago, now we need to do so again

The gardens with the mature trees, and the playground equipment around Moreland Station are there because local residents campaigned strongly for these parklands and amenities over 100 years ago, from 1910 to 1911, but also for Coburg Council to do ongoing maintenance well past the initial establishment. Level Crossing Removal Project want to use this … Continue reading Residents campaigned for Gandolfo Gardens over 100 years ago, now we need to do so again