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

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

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

Vision for Upfield Corridor presented at Town Hall meeting

There was standing room only at the Town Hall Meeting organised by the Upfield Corridor Coalition to ask questions and discuss the Upfield Corridor Coalition's Vision Statement for what the local community wants to see out of the level crossing removals in Moreland. People were extremely frustrated at the sham consultation process conducted by the … Continue reading Vision for Upfield Corridor presented at Town Hall meeting