Kingston Council Meeting voting on Sky Rail – Tue 29th March

March 25, 2016 wpopp 1 comment
Note that Cr Paul Peulich has put forward the following motion to be considered by Kingston Countil next Tuesday 29th March, 2016.

If you want to sway your councillor, contact them to tell them you support this motion and are against Sky Rail. A list of Kingston City Councillors can be found elsewhere on our website (here).

 

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Ordinary Meeting of Council – 29 March 2016

Agenda Item No: 12.1

KINGSTON COUNCIL OPPOSITION TO SKYRAIL

 

That Kingston Council strongly opposes the Skyrail design for the Frankston Line (within the municipal boundaries of Kingston City Council) and calls on the Daniel Andrews Labor Government to abandon any plans for elevated rail on the Frankston Line as well as the Centre Road and Clayton Road Level Crossings on the Dandenong Line.

Kingston Council supports genuine community consultation, however the council expresses strong concern in the recent comments made by Daniel Andrews stating that the decision on the Skyrail design cannot be overturned in spite of ongoing community consultation. (https://twitter.com/3AW693/status/704478788734705664)

In light of these comments, Kingston Council calls on the Daniel Andrews Labor Government to rule out Skyrail as an option on the Frankston Line thereby removing it as an option to be commented on during community consultation.

In addition to the above, council write to all local MPs, both state and federal, as well as the Premier, relevant state ministers and the Victorian Opposition, expressing strong opposition to the Skyrail design for the Frankston Line as well as for the Centre Road and Clayton Road Level Crossings on the Dandenong Line.

Lastly, as part of Kingston Councils opposition to Skyrail, council write to any neighbouring municipalities affected by Skyrail requesting their participation in a “Coalition of Councils Against Skyrail,” a lobby group to be formed by Kingston Council and other interested neighbouring councils opposed to the Skyrail design, to be used as a vehicle to advocate against Skyrail to key stakeholders including the state government, the Victorian Opposition, local MPs, both state and federal and the Level Crossing Removal Authority.

1 Comment on “Kingston Council Meeting voting on Sky Rail – Tue 29th March

  1. Maybe the skyrail should be introduced on the Sandringham line first. Most of the equipment on that line is older than that of the Frankston line. The skyrail maintenance crews will be looking into the bedrooms of local residents at night as the maintenance of most lines is heading towards night works only

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