Following the Sir Rod Eddington Report and the subsequent
announcement by the Victorian State Government to consider
connecting the Western Ring Road with the Eastern Freeway by
building a freeway/tunnel through Banyule, Friends of Banyule are petitioning
local residents to register their complete opposition to such a
We object to any freeway/tunnel/viaduct being built through
Banyule Flats and the Yarra Corridor (the area to be crossed by
the proposed freeway/tunnel/viaduct) is one of the last natural
areas in the inner North East of Melbourne. It is utilised for
relaxation and recreation by thousands of families in our community
and across Melbourne, increasing health and wellbeing for all.
Banyule Flats and the Yarra Corridor are some of the most
environmentally sensitive areas within the inner region of
Melbourne and need to be protected for the benefits they provide
the community and for future generations.
River parks such as those of the Banyule Wetlands and within the
Yarra Corridor are a vital area for wildlife, rare migratory birds
and protected species of flora, with large areas currently under
protection by Banyule Council. We, the community of Banyule are its
custodians and are responsible for its protection now and in the
future. We believe that building a freeway/tunnel/viaduct through
our suburb will compromise its liveability as beautiful Banyule -
clean, quiet and unique - forever.
Building a freeway/tunnel/viaduct through Banyule will not
solve the congestion problems we currently have. Statistics prove
that a freeway/tunnel/viaduct will attract more vehicles to our
roads as they become the thoroughfare for those attempting to enter
or exit the freeway feeder roads.
Sign the written Petitions
Support the Petitions against the
NE Link Freeway. Download and print the following
to the Legislative Assembly
Petition to the House of Representatives
Step 1 : Download and print out the Federal and State Petitions.
NB. The Petitions must not be altered in any way - otherwise
they will not be able to be presented to government. If you
need extra pages, please print the page again.
Step 2 : Gather 25 signatures - please note they must be
on the paper copy of the Petition, not sent to us in electronic
Step 3 : Post the completed Petition signature sheet to our PO
Box 577, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Step 4 : The first person to collect 50 signatures will receive
a Friends of
Banyule campaign T-Shirt and two books about
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