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

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

Moreland Leader: LX Compo Call, Trees in Danger, Designs not quite on Track

The Moreland Leader featured a full page of news regarding level crossing removal. Three stories were published on the $460 million level crossing removal project on Page 5. The feature story was on Compo Call for homes, about the fund set up for voluntary acquisition of houses that are directly beside the construction work. A … Continue reading Moreland Leader: LX Compo Call, Trees in Danger, Designs not quite on Track

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

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