Letter to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Stop North East Alliance has written to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure re funding for the North East Link. See:
NEL Tunnels Urban Design and Landscape Plan Submission, Barry Watson:
Submissions to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria
The Stop North East Link Alliance of Community Groups and two participants in the Alliance campaign, Barry Watson and John Young, made submissions to the inquiry on air pollution by the Environment and Planning Committee of the Parliament. Click on these submissions below.
The inquiry is, inter alia, to consider and report on actions to minimise the health effects of air pollution, including ensuring that Victorian air quality continues to track towards meeting or exceeding current international best practice and is enforced.
The full terms of reference and all submissions to the inquiry may be read on the Victorian Parliament website at https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/epc-lc/inquiry/994
The Committee is due to report to the Victorian Parliament by October 28, 2021.
Stop North East Link Alliance of Community Groups:
Main Submission: https://stopnortheastlink.net.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/004_2021.03.01_-_Barry_Watson_-_supplementary_submission_Redacted.pdf
Attachment 1: Air Quality Monitoring Report for GHD, North East Link Project
Attachment 2: Extract from National Environment Protection Report on(Ambient Air Quality) Measure
Attachment 3: Health Effects of Vehicle Related Air Traffic Pollution
Attachment 4: Road death toll should include victims of vehicle emissions. Report by Nicole Hasham, environment and energy correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Attachment 5: Friends of the Earth UK
Attachment 6: Air Pollution in Melbourne’s Inner West, Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group
Attachment 7: Air Quality North East Link, Letter from Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Attachment 8: Air Quality Measurements, Eastern Freeway
The Lung Health Research Centre University of Melbourne
Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Administration and Expenditure of Funding under the Urban Congestion Fund
A Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration is conducting an inquiry into administration and expenditure under the Urban Congestion Fund, including an examination of funding under the National Commuter Car Park Fund. The committee is scheduled to report to the Commonwealth Parliament by 2 December 2021.
This examination by the Committee follows a report by the Commonwealth Auditor-General in June 2021 which found, inter alia, that the approach to identifying and selecting commuter car park projects for funding commitments under the program was not appropriate.
The Stop North East Link Alliance has made two submissions to the inquiry, on 10 September and 15 October 2021. The submissions pay particular attention to the proposed funding of four commuter car parks in Glenferrie, Camberwell, Canterbury and Surrey Hills in the Division of Kooyong which were announced as “congestion busting” in May 2019 by local M.P., Josh Frydenberg.