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

Moreland Council opposes LXRP heritage Permit in the Moreland Reserves

Moreland Council passed a resolution unanimously opposing the LXRP heritage permit and asking for more details of other options that could be employed to retain more trees. The Officer report (PDF 57.9MB) concluded: The application for the substantial removal of trees within Gandolfo Gardens and Moreland Station Reserve should not be supported, and it is … Continue reading Moreland Council opposes LXRP heritage Permit in the Moreland Reserves

LXRP propose destruction of near all mature trees in Gandolfo Gardens

Proposed Tree removals / Moreland Station reserves and Gandolfo Gardens. The DEADLINE for submissions is WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 A Pre-filled form (Docx) to add your submission comments. See Heritage Victoria currently advertised permits. Moreland Council commissioned their independant heritage advisor to do a report on Gandolfo Gardens. Please make use of this information in your … Continue reading LXRP propose destruction of near all mature trees in Gandolfo Gardens

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

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

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

Residents campaigned for Gandolfo Gardens over 100 years ago, now we need to do so again

The gardens with the mature trees, and the playground equipment around Moreland Station are there because local residents campaigned strongly for these parklands and amenities over 100 years ago, from 1910 to 1911, but also for Coburg Council to do ongoing maintenance well past the initial establishment. Level Crossing Removal Project want to use this … Continue reading Residents campaigned for Gandolfo Gardens over 100 years ago, now we need to do so again

Moreland Leader: United Over Push to Build Green – Gandolfo Gardens rally

Moreland Leader reported on our protest in the Gandolfo Gardens held on June 16. The news article on Page 10 by Josh Barnes was published in the Moreland Leader on June 24, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/MorelandLeader/posts/2774157769277692 A group of activists and residents continue to build support for green spaces on the Upfield train line during level crossing … Continue reading Moreland Leader: United Over Push to Build Green – Gandolfo Gardens rally