UCC Community activists stand in Moreland Council elections

Key leaders from the Upfield Corridor Coalition, James Conlan, Sue Bolton and Pauline Galvin, are all contesting the upcoming Moreland Council election. The election will be conducted entirely by post, with ballots arriving in people's letterboxes from 6 October. Statements by Upfield Corridor Coalition members standing for Moreland Council elections: James Conlan As one of … Continue reading UCC Community activists stand in Moreland Council elections

Gandolfo Gardens trees axed despite vocal community protest

At 5am this monrning LXRP contractors John Holland and Active Tree Services moved in to Gandolfo Gardens with a dozen members of the Victoria Police. Despite some of the trees having possum nests, there were no wildlife officers present on site. Throughout the day trees were axed despite a vocal community presence. Vanessa Flynn described: … Continue reading Gandolfo Gardens trees axed despite vocal community protest

Heatwave temporarily saves Gandolfo Gardens trees from the axe

Extremely hot weather saved Gandolfo Gardens last week from the chainsaw massacre directed by LXRP. Temperatures late last week reached the low to mid 40s, conditions far too dangerous to work outside. The irony is the mature trees they want to axe help reduce the temperatures in the local area micro-climate due to the shade … Continue reading Heatwave temporarily saves Gandolfo Gardens trees from the axe

Stakeholder Consultation meeting cancelled due to protest

Report from our Facebook 29 January: Six police officers and three police cars called to expel one person from a community 'consultation' meeting. This evening, members of the Upfield Corridor Coalition attended Lizzie Blanthorn and the LXRP's 'Stakeholder Liaison Group' (SLG). This is a closed, 'consultation' group involving a highly select number of individuals who … Continue reading Stakeholder Consultation meeting cancelled due to protest

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

Update on Meeting with Peter Khalil, Council report on cycling and walking

Members of the Upfield Corridor Coalition met with Federal Labor MP for Wills on Friday 22 November 2019. He seemed genuinely interested in the issues and promised to bring up the community’s concerns around the station location, trees, cycling and pedestrian improvements with Minister Allan and Anthony Albanese. We will continue to follow up with … Continue reading Update on Meeting with Peter Khalil, Council report on cycling and walking