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 Leader: LX Compo Call, Trees in Danger, Designs not quite on Track

The Moreland Leader featured a full page of news regarding level crossing removal. Three stories were published on the $460 million level crossing removal project on Page 5. The feature story was on Compo Call for homes, about the fund set up for voluntary acquisition of houses that are directly beside the construction work. A … Continue reading Moreland Leader: LX Compo Call, Trees in Danger, Designs not quite on Track

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

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

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