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

Save the Trees Community Rally and March October 20

100+ trees will be chopped down at Moreland Station and This elevated rail won’t improve much for cycling and walking unless we fight! Time is running out to impact design of the level-crossing removals. Join us! When: 2pm, Sunday 20 October 2019 Where: Meet Gandolfo Gardens, West side of Moreland Station Download the Flyer Share … Continue reading Save the Trees Community Rally and March October 20

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