East West Link project approved with Royal Park largely spared

 

News article: East West Link project approved with Royal Park largely spared

The six-kilometre East West Link tollway through Melbourne's inner north will be built after Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced he had approved the project on Monday.

  MikeyJackson Locomotive Driver

Location: Footscray, Victoria, Australia
The six-kilometre East West Link tollway through Melbourne's inner north will be built after Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced he had approved the project on Monday.

But some elements of the massively controversial road project have been culled following the recommendations of a 30-day planning panel hearing held in April.

Much of Royal Park's heritage-listed grounds have been spared the bulldozer after Mr Guy axed the Elliott Avenue interchange from the design. The road will instead be built with access to Flemington Road, "subject to further detailed design work", Mr Guy said.

Refinements to the design of the nest of flyovers at the tunnel's western end in Parkville will also be required.
East West Link project approved with Royal Park largely spared


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at least now the animals will be safe

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  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Still waiting on the Royal Park details, hopefully the grass lovers haven't screwed connectivity up too much.

After all if Macarthur Ave had been made four lane some time ago it would have helped dispel some arguments for the link in the first place.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Taking out then parkland around the zoo is not really economical for the few hours of the day where it is really busy.

No economic case for 2 x peak.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
That section regularly backs up outside peak, and the roadway is already fenced off (there aren't hipsters playing hackysack next to it).

You're comparing extending a small section of 2x2 to the East West Link.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
So what has been removed from the east west plan. The onramp at the zoo only ?
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Correct, the interchange at Elliott Ave - apparently sight unseen changes at Flemington Rd.

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