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

Planning for People Statement on Coburg level crossing removal

Moreland Bicycle User group at it's monthly meeting on Thursday 24 October gave in-principle endorsement to the Community integrated veloway concept design for the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal. The local Moreland Cycling advocacy group also gave in-principle endorsement to the following 'Planning for People' Principles and Requirements statement: Bell to Moreland Level Crossing … Continue reading Planning for People Statement on Coburg level crossing removal

Escalators and toilets key amenity issues for new Coburg, Moreland stations

It seems ridiculous that escalators have not been included in the concept design for the new elevated stations of Moreland and Coburg. It is even more ironical given the history of escalators being included for elevated stations on the Caufield-Dandenong line. Moreland Council and community groups have called for escalators to be installed at both … Continue reading Escalators and toilets key amenity issues for new Coburg, Moreland stations

Community Veloway design sketch for Coburg level Crossing Removal

An elevated cycling veloway for the Bell to Moreland level crossing Removal is still feasible to be incorporated in the Bell to Moreland project. A veloway concept plan sketch for Bell to Moreland level crossing removal was presented to the Moreland Council auspiced Community Advocacy Reference Group (M-CARG) meeting on 3 September. The concept design … Continue reading Community Veloway design sketch for Coburg level Crossing Removal

Media Release: Coburg community rallies to save 113 trees

What: Community Rally at Gandolfo Gardens When: Sunday October 20th 2pm Photos: Hi Res photos available from Upfield Corridor Coalition album Members of the Brunswick and Coburg communities and some well-known local identities will rally together this Sunday to protest a Victorian Government plan to destroy more than 100 trees in a Heritage Reserve. The … Continue reading Media Release: Coburg community rallies to save 113 trees