Friday, May 30, 2008

Greg Barber MLC's presentation at Kensington Community Centre

There's a lot of factual information in this, if you can get beyond the pointing fingers etc.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Key email addresses

The big one, the email for your response/submission to the DOI with regards to the Eddington Report. Must be in prior to Jul 15th.

Federal Member for Melbourne - This is not a federal government matter, however it is Lindsay Tanner's electorate and in the past, he has stated he is pro-public transport and anti-tunnel. Let him know how you feel, so he doesn't waver. Also, his ministry holds the purse strings that, in all likelihood, the State Government will want to be calling upon.

Relevant Victorian State Government Ministers - - Member for Melbourne - Minister for Roads - Minister for Public Transport - Treasurer - Minster for Regional and Rural Development Minister for Planning


City of Melbourne Councilors,,

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Heat, not light, at the end of the tunnel

DIVISIONS within the Victorian Labor Party over Sir Rod Eddington's east-west tunnel proposals have put pressure on the State Government to delay its response.

Some elements of the party want instead a bigger review of Melbourne's wider transport woes.

Party members at yesterday's state conference endorsed a motion that called on the Government to ban "any new major transport projects" — such as the road and rail tunnels that Sir Rod has proposed — until the preparation of a "metropolitan transport action plan".

The motion sparked passionate debate among senior federal Labor MPs, with Kelvin Thomson, whose electorate includes Brunswick and Coburg, saying the plan would increase greenhouse gases, reduce the liveability of Melbourne and suck money out of infrastructure projects for the next 20 years.

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