Category Archives: East West Link

Victorian Election Special: The fight for a better quality future

Next Saturday, the 29th of November, Victoria will go to the polls to elect our next State Parliament. This election has massive implications for the state with education, health and employment all significant election issues. What is different from previous … Continue reading

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East West Link and the Secret Development Plans

In a 8-page, plastic-wrapped newsletter released late last week, the Linking Melbourne Authority announced amongst spin and puff that the development plans required as the final step of the planning permit had been endorsed by the Planning Minister. On any … Continue reading

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Shaping our City: Interview with Cr Rohan Leppert

Architects play a vital role in crafting our cities one building at a time. However they are just one player within an ecosystem of professionals, bureaucrats and politicians that are actively shaping our built environment. In a booming city such … Continue reading

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State Government Reveals Final East West Link Design

This week the Napthine Victorian Government signed a secret contract worth $6.8 Billion, with the Lend Lease led consortium to build the eastern stage of the East West Link toll road. In what has now become the standard approach from … Continue reading

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Saving West Parkville

With the State Governments East West Link project recently achieving planning approval, the community mission to save West Parkville from destruction has further intensified. Two inner city councils have announced that they will be launching legal action in an attempt … Continue reading

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Fixing the Victorian Planning System in the wake of East West Link.

As previously reported, Planning Minister Matthew Guy has used his extraordinary powers as Planning Minister to approve the East West Link permits. In doing so he has ignored the majority of recommendations put to him by the independent Assessment Committee. … Continue reading

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Planning to Fail: East West Link

Last Monday the largest and most destructive planning permit in Melbourne’s recent history was granted by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. The contentious East West link toll road is now approved to cut a swathe of destruction through Melbourne’s inner north. … Continue reading

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Small Architecture firms engaging the community with big ideas

We all have a daily involvement with our built environment. Some see their city as something which is fixed in design and should not, or cannot change. Others take the view that we should have greater ability to adapt, modify … Continue reading

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A Better East West Link Design Revealed

As previously reported (East West Tollway to trash an inner-city oasis and an update on the East West Link), many people in Melbourne are dismayed over the destruction that the controversial East West Link will reap over the inner city … Continue reading

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An update on the East West Link

As reported in July the Victorian State Government is getting ready to trash an inner city oasis for the sake of a toll road. Since my last post there have been quite a few developments. Firstly in some good news for … Continue reading

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