No Road Tunnel

By kattekrab, 21 July, 2013

Went to a rally today to protest against the building of East West Link - a massive 8 billion dollar project to tunnel under inner Melbourne linking the Eastern Freeway in Clifton Hill with citylink, the western ring road and the Port of Melbourne via Parkville.
The project will destroy homes, to be compulsorily acquired, and lay waste to one of Melbourne's most magical and intangible assets. Royal Park.
I even grabbed the mic and got up and spoke.  See, my Grandfather fought to save Parkville, and my parents fought to stop this tunnel back in the 70's when they built the Eastern Freeway - then called the F19.  Back then we were also promised a train to Doncaster up the middle. A train that still hasn't been built.  More roads, more freeways is NOT the answer here. So, this isn't a new fight. It's been going on for over 30 years. Here's some of the history.
There's been a bunch of coverage... here's some of it: