Moreland Community against the (East West) Tunnel (MCAT) gets under way

[By Sue Bolton] We had a successful first meeting with 45 people on November 28 to launch the group.  This follows on from the 160-strong public meeting organised by the Moreland Council in West Brunswick. The group has been set up independently of the council but will be involved in and support the council’s campaign. (See articles below.) Continue reading

Community campaign launched against East-West Link

[By Tony Dewberry] On Thursday, December 28, 45 people gathered in Brunswick to launch a community campaign against the East-West Link.  The meeting was initiated by Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton, who was also one of the speakers.  The other speakers were Nic Maclellan, from the Brunswick Residents Network, and Samantha Ratnam, Greens councillor on Moreland council. Continue reading

Residents reject East-West Link

[By Chris Slee] On November 12, a meeting of residents called by Moreland City Council voted unanimously to reject the proposed East-West tunnel/tollway, the first stage of which is planned to link the Eastern freeway with the Tullamarine tollway at an estimated cost of $8 billion. Residents called instead for the money to be spent on improved public transport.  Continue reading