As dissatisfaction with the community’s ability to have a valid and equal hearing with regard to planning outcomes at either, a City wide or State level grows the patch work of local groups with a neighbourhood or niche interests in planning are co a lessing around the newly formed IMPA. The Inner Melbourne Planning Association is a group with both strong professional connections as well community roots that may help swing the current asymmetrical battle between big , huge, larger or multi national and Ministerial vision projects back into a little more balance with residents aspirations. This will be a topic on the next RAiD meeting agenda. Kensington has recently expressed support as show in the online record of their Nov 2013 meeting. Follow the link here Kensington Association IMPA Nov 2013.
Melbourne Linking Authority RAiD 3051 Tunnel Submission.
RAiD 3051 hasn’t taken an official position via a public meeting but we have chosen to make a committee submission to the Melbourne Linking Authority regarding the East West Tunnel which we believe needs a more transparent process and would best be decided after the election in Nov 2014.
Dear Neighbours – some RAID members have suggested that the following information be circulated to assist with getting to know more about the implications for North Melbourne and surrounding suburbs with the State Government’s Plan Melbourne (Metropolitan Planning Strategy) including the East-West Link. Included are information session dates and venues, website details and dates for providing feedback.
A. Plan Melbourne
This information has been sourced from http://www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au/get-involved/events
From that site it is possible to sign up for email updates on the project.
There are a range of information sessions and information displays across Melbourne however following are the ones closest to our area:
1. Half-Day Information Sessions
Information sessions are where you can find out more detailed information on the strategy and what it proposes for your part of Melbourne:
Session – Saturday 23 November 2013 from 10am to 3pm at Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
2. Information Displays
Information displays will be held at local shopping centres and markets, where you can pop by and pick up a fact sheet on the strategy.
Information display: Saturday 16 November 2013 from 10am to 2pm at Queen Victoria Market, Elizabeth St., Melbourne
3. Providing feedback on Plan Melbourne
Opportunities to comment via the Plan Melbourne website close at 5pm on Friday 6 December 2013. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.
Online submission form to Plan Melbourne
The online tool allows you to make a submission to Plan Melbourne. It requires log in and provision of a password. It can be accessed at http://www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/211174/PLAN-MELBOURNE-Submissions-Questions.pdf
The tool has been set up to give flexibility to respond how you like, while also focusing on some key questions eg. you can:
· comment on each chapter in Plan Melbourne
· rank the chapter directions in order of importance
· provide general comments on the plan’s overall vision and what it means for you
· provide comments on how Plan Melbourne relates to a specific geographic location
To make a submission via post, send to:
Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
GPO Box 2392, Melbourne VIC 3001
B. East-West Link
The East West Link is a proposed cross-city road connection extending across Melbourne from the Eastern Freeway to the M80 Ring Road. The Eastern Section of the East West Link is a six kilometre freeway (with a partial tunnel) connecting the Eastern Freeway with CityLink. The Proponent is the Linking Melbourne Authority. An East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) has been prepared and is on display for public comment from 31 October to 12 December 2013. CIS is a process to assess the anticipated impacts of the project and examine options for avoiding, managing and mitigating any negative impacts.
Specific information about the East-West Link project can be found at http://www.linkingmelbourne.vic.gov.au/pages/east-west-link.asp
Public information displays to present the reference design for the East West Link Stage One are scheduled in the following locations:
· Sunday 10 November 2013, 11.00am – 3.00pm; Collingwood Masonic Hall, 141 Gipps Street, Collingwood. Melway ref 2C H11
· Monday 11 November 2013, 5.00pm – 8.00pm; State Netball and Hockey Centre, 10 Brens Drive, Parkville. Melway ref 29 D12
· Wednesday 13 November 2013, 5:30pm-8:30pm,; Melbourne Town Hall – Yarra Room, Swanston Street, Melbourne. Melway ref 2F F4
· Saturday 16 November 2013, 11.00am – 3.00pm; St Brendan’s Hall Cnr Church and High Streets, Flemington. Melway ref 29 A12.
It is advised that the purpose of the information displays is to review the Comprehensive Impact Statement documentation and discuss the project with specialists about planning studies undertaken, noise, air quality, urban design and writing a submission for the Assessment Committee.
The Minister for Planning has appointed an Assessment Committee to assess the Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) for the East West Link (Eastern Section) Project, and to make recommendations to the Minister for Planning whether or not to grant any applicable approvals required for the project, and if so, to recommend appropriate conditions for approvals.
The Assessment Committee will consider and hear all properly made written submissions through a Public Hearing process. Submissions close 12 December, 2013 and should be sent to
Chair, East West Link
Planning Panels Victoria
Level 5, 1 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
on behalf of RAID @ 3051 Inc