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

Moreland Leader: Tree Party to show off Leafy Needs

A Mad Hatters Tea Party will be held in the Gandolfo Gardens, next to Moreland Station on Sunday 10am to 12pm 4 August. This event is to raise awareness of the need to preserve the mature trees. Level Crossing Removal Project have highlighted this area may be required as a lay down and vehicle parking … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Tree Party to show off Leafy Needs

Accessible stations? Moreland Leader: Commuter Anger Ramps Up

Accessibility of the elevated stations is a serious concern with the design of the new elevated stations for Moreland and Coburg. Level Crossing Removal Project told Moreland City Councillors on July 8 that two elevators will be provided on the eastern platform at Coburg, and one on the western platform. Moreland would get only one … Continue reading Accessible stations? Moreland Leader: Commuter Anger Ramps Up

Moreland Leader: Advocates get Boost in Budget

Moreland Council in their budget meeting have allocated $30,000 for community advocacy by community groups as part of level crossing removal. The budget allocation was reported on by the Morelabnd Leader, published 1 July 2017. At the forthcoming Council meeting on Wednesday 14 July Moreland Council will vote to set up a community reference group … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Advocates get Boost in Budget

Moreland Leader: United Over Push to Build Green – Gandolfo Gardens rally

Moreland Leader reported on our protest in the Gandolfo Gardens held on June 16. The news article on Page 10 by Josh Barnes was published in the Moreland Leader on June 24, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/MorelandLeader/posts/2774157769277692 A group of activists and residents continue to build support for green spaces on the Upfield train line during level crossing … Continue reading Moreland Leader: United Over Push to Build Green – Gandolfo Gardens rally

Moreland Leader: Station Designs Off Track

The following news report in the Moreland Leader from June 17, 2019 on the release of the artist impression station designs. https://www.facebook.com/MorelandLeader/posts/2760894293937373 Article by Josh Barnes for the Moreland Leader Designs for the new Moreland and Coburg stations have been slammed as “dated” and “ugly”, with anger also growing over a lack of consultation on … Continue reading Moreland Leader: Station Designs Off Track