Fencing being erected a prelude to 100 year old trees to be axed

This week residents have protested John Holland contractors putting up fencing to start the axing of trees in Gandolfo Gardens around Moreland Station. Fencing is going up today with a heavy police presence required due to community protests. Temperatures set a new record in December, East Gippsland forests are on fire, but the state Government … Continue reading Fencing being erected a prelude to 100 year old trees to be axed

Moreland Leader: Stopped in its tracks…(well so far)

There was a picket at Gandolfo Gardens all day to Save the Trees. 113 trees are going to be cuhopped down because LXRP do not want to consider alternative construction technologies with a small footprint or move the station slightly south. The Moreland Leader covered the picket in this story: Stopped in its tracks: Moreland … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Stopped in its tracks…(well so far)

Destructive works to begin Monday 13 January

We have received letters from LXRP via Council saying that the station precincts will be fenced off from Monday and works, including vegetation removal, will begin soon. Pedestrian access and car parking at the stations will be affected. And the bike path will be closed between O'Hea Street and Albion St from 6 February to … Continue reading Destructive works to begin Monday 13 January

Community Festival and Camp In at Gandolfo Gardens

As devastating bushfires continue to cause unprecedented destruction across the country, the need to protect our precious green spaces and mature trees for communities and wildlife is even more important. The Andews Government's arrogant commitment to uncessarily raze the entire park (Gandolfo Gardens) in the context of a bushfire and climate emergency is unconscionable. Will … Continue reading Community Festival and Camp In at Gandolfo Gardens

MorelandLeader: Minister acts on Heritage

Planning Minister, Richard Wynn, recently 'called in' Heritage Victoria's application to incorporate new heritage structures within the Victorian Heritage Register. This means that the Minister will now make this decision, not Heritage Victoria. Heritage Victoria had proposed a public consultation period between 4 September to 3 November 2019. This will no longer go ahead. It … Continue reading MorelandLeader: Minister acts on Heritage

Moreland Leader: Urban Forest Group urges Moreland Station moved south

Moreland leader again features coverage of the level Crossing removal with the story that 113 trees will be axed, with local group, the Upfield Urban Forest, calling for the new elevated Moreland Station to move further south so that more trees can be retained. A second story inside the papers covers the protest on Bell … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Urban Forest Group urges Moreland Station moved south

Morelend Leader: Peak hour protest – Level Crossing removal will not solve congestion

Moreland Leader featured a story on the protests at bell Street and Moreland Road pedestrian crossings on Tuesday 10 November. The protests sought to highlight that the congestion for vehicles will remain with cyclists and pedestrians still needing to cross these main roads. There is almost constant pedestrian and cycling traffic, so the argument congestion … Continue reading Morelend Leader: Peak hour protest – Level Crossing removal will not solve congestion

Moreland Council opposes LXRP heritage Permit in the Moreland Reserves

Moreland Council passed a resolution unanimously opposing the LXRP heritage permit and asking for more details of other options that could be employed to retain more trees. The Officer report (PDF 57.9MB) concluded: The application for the substantial removal of trees within Gandolfo Gardens and Moreland Station Reserve should not be supported, and it is … Continue reading Moreland Council opposes LXRP heritage Permit in the Moreland Reserves

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