Level Crossing Removal motion passed at Council meeting

Published: Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

At Council’s meeting on 18 October, Council supported a motion submitted and moved by Cr Amanda McNeill in relation to the Level Crossing Removal project.

The motion focused on engaging with the Victorian Government around protecting the Avenue of Honour trees in Mont Albert and asking that the government release detailed information about which trees will be removed, and retained as part of the project.

The motion also expresses concern about accessibility of the new station, with the distance people with disability will have to walk to access the platform highlighted as an issue.

Whitehorse Mayor, Cr Andrew Munroe said the motion sends a strong message to the state government about the need to protect these heritage trees and more than 500 trees in the project area.

“We recognise the importance of the level crossing project to minimise traffic congestion and improve safety for drivers, however we need to ensure the interests of our community are represented and best outcomes achieved,” Cr Munroe said.

“I would like to commend the Mont Albert and Surrey Hills communities for their advocacy efforts during the project. It is their efforts that have seen the Mont Albert Station building retained and positive design changes made to the designs as they are being completed.

“We must still progress our efforts to ensure the amenity of our suburbs is protected.”

Stay up to date on Council’s advocacy efforts in relation to LXRP.

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