The community is urged to attend Yarra Council’s Public Forum on 7 November, 6pm-8.30pm at Fitzroy Town Hall to discuss the East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) and detailed design.Yarra’s Mayor, Cr Jackie Fristacky said the Linking Melbourne Authority was expected to release the CIS for public exhibition from October 31 to Thursday 12 December (subject to approval by the State Government).

“The CIS is of critical relevance to Council and our community,” Cr Fristacky said.

“We understand the CIS will include details on the final recommended project design for the East West Link and the potential impacts of that design on surrounding properties and the road network.

“It should also cover transport logistics, environmental, social, and economic impacts.

“While Council is opposed to the East West Link, it is very important we carefully consider the CIS and the impacts on our municipality. Council’s role in representing our community is to provide the State Government and the Linking Melbourne Authority with an informed and credible submission in response to the CIS.

“Council’s town hall meeting will enable people to better consider the project’s effect on our local neighbourhoods and the wider Yarra community.

“The feedback we receive will help inform Council’s own submission to the State Government on the CIS.”

Cr Fristacky also urged community members to make their own submissions to the Linking Melbourne Authority about the CIS.

“At the moment, we understand that people will have a relatively short period of time to comment on this important document so it is crucial that our community can grasp the widespread implications contained in it as soon as possible,” she said.

“The CIS will be available on the Linking Melbourne Authority website but Council wants residents to have every opportunity to view it.

“We will have copies of the CIS available for viewing at Richmond Town Hall, Collingwood Town Hall’s temporary customer service centre on Stanton Street and at Yarra Libraries branches in Carlton, Fitzroy and North Fitzroy.”

To visit Linking Melbourne Authority’s website, go towww.linkingmelbourne.vic.gov.au

Details of the public forum on 7 November:

Where: Fitzroy Town Hall (201 Napier Street, Fitzroy)
When: Thursday 7 November 2013
Time: 6pm to 8.30pm
To rsvp email Eva.Wu@yarracity.vic.gov.au or call 9205 5301.

Further information
Toby Walker
Acting Coordinator – Communications
9205 5120
Toby.Walker@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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