No East West Tunnel - Take the pledge!
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‘NO’ TO THE EAST-WEST TUNNEL
‘YES’ TO THE DONCASTER RAIL AND METRO RAIL TUNNEL
TAKE THE PLEDGE!
“I pledge that I will not allow the state government to construct the proposed East-West road tunnel. I, along with other community members, will engage in peaceful but determined direct action - including community pickets - to ensure this unpopular, costly and environmentally devastating toll road and tunnel is never built. Instead of toll roads governments should be investing in improved and expanded public transport.”
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The state Liberal government has announced plans to go ahead with the East-West road tunnel – a toll road that would link the Eastern Freeway to Melbourne’s western suburbs. The project is expected to cost upwards of $8 billion.
We stand firmly against this plan as it will not ease congestion or solve Melbourne’s transport problems. Instead we want to see money invested into the public transport system - particularly the Doncaster and Metro rail projects. This would do much more to ease congestion on Melbourne’s vast road network. It would also create thousands of jobs and be a step towards the action required to address climate change.
Our campaign has already forced Labor to change it’s position and oppose the tunnel. However, Labor have said that if it is elected at the next state election it will honour any contracts signed by the previous government.
In effect this means that whether it be the Labor or the Liberals in power, the government will proceed with this disastrous project.
The only solution is to build a movement of people on the ground that is capable of stopping the tunnel from being built.
An army of people committed to engaging in peaceful but determined direct action can send the major parties and investors a strong message that if they choose to proceed with this project a mass community picket will be waiting for them at the site.
To this end we have initiated a pledge where people can sign up to be part of this movement. Hundreds of people have already signed the pledge and more names are coming in by the day.
So far community pickets have disrupted test drilling for soil samples. Community action works. We encourage all those opposed to the tunnel to support these actions.
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