Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"I don't want to lose my house"

CONCERNS among Sunshine home owners and members of Friends of Kororoit Creek that their homes and parklands may be destroyed by a proposed east-west road tunnel will be raised at a public meeting on 1 July.

Brimbank City Council will host an information session about the Eddington public transport report at the Glengala Community Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

Friends of Kororoit Creek member and Sunshine home owner Debbie Woods said she had concerns that the State Government might compulsorily acquire her home for proposed routes of the road tunnel that would link the Eastern Freeway to the western suburbs.

She said from reading the Eddington report, it looked like her home could be acquisitioned for the first or second proposed road tunnel route, along with all three proposed routes requiring a bridge across Kororoit Creek for traffic.

“I don’t want to lose my house,” she said. “My house is in the line of fire.”

Ms Woods said losing her home acquisition would be hard, particularly because she was about 50 years old.

She said while she had paid off her home loan, the State Government would pay her only market value - about $270,000 - and more than likely she would not get another home loan from a bank to afford another home.

Residents wanting to attend the Brimbank Council’s public meeting should register by phoning Helen Christie on 9249 4702 or email

For more information on the Eddington Report, visit the Department of Transport website

Original article from SunshineStar

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