The Andrews Government’s North East Link is a deeply flawed transport project.
It would result in much greater car dependency in Melbourne, and especially in northern and eastern suburbs.
It is based on a transport model that is 50 years out of date: from times when Los Angeles freeways were considered the model for the future in Victoria. It is in fact a relic from the past.
In addition to generating more traffic which would further congest arterial and local roads in northern and eastern suburbs, the North East Link would:
• Intensify road noise in residential areas;
• Increase air pollution;
• Compromise residential amenity for thousands of householders, and thereby reduce residential real estate values;
• Destroy vegetated open space, including thousands of mature canopy trees.
The serial neglect by successive Victorian governments means that public transport in these areas is not fit for purpose.
Our campaign focuses squarely on the Victorian Government. Please sign the petition and join the alliance to stop North East Link.
NEL Tunnels Urban Design and Landscape Plan Submission, Barry Watson:
North East Link: An Environmental Catastrophe:
See the analysis by transport planner William McDougall:
See the impact of the North East Link on climate change:
Submissions by Stop North East Link Campaign members to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Air Pollution and the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria See: https://stopnortheastlink.net.au/submissions/.