The North East Link is a State Government initiative. Council has previously passed a motion not to support option A. As a Council, we want to see impact to private land and community facilities limited, with those affected fairly compensated. We also want confirmation that the Eastern Freeway will not be a toll road and that its median strip will be preserved for future transport options including Bus Rapid Transport and Doncaster Rail.
Submission to North East Link Authority (NELA)
A community forum was held by Council in September to inform its initial North East Link Manningham Council Submission (69.44 KB). Based on this submission, Council passed a resolution on the North East Link at its Council meeting on 26 September.
For more information about the North East Link proposal visit NELA’s website.
The results from our household survey showed that residents are most concerned about toll roads, protecting parklands and local amenity as well as impact from traffic and noise pollution. Once detailed designs for Option A become available, we will be actively advocating on behalf of our community on the issues they’ve highlighted to us.
Results from the household survey
Around 20% of Manningham households responded to our North East Link survey. The results showed that opinion was divided on the preferred route. The survey results that will be formally presented to Council at its meeting on 28 November showed that respondents’ preferred route options are:
Route Option A – 35%
Route Option B – 27%
Route Option C – 27%
Route Option D – 7%
(No response provided – 4%)
Interestingly there is no apparent correlation on the preferred route and where respondents live within the municipality.
NELA is holding a number of community drop-in sessions to answer questions about the corridor and next steps. You can also make an appointment to meet with NELA at a different time or place.
Phone: 1800 941 191