When Daniel Andrew's unveiled more than their four potential routes for the “North East Link” mega toll road, they revealed their political strategy to force this project through: divide and conquer.
By keeping the three original options on the table, and adding an expected fourth route through Yallambie, the Andrews Government is trying to sow hostility between neighboring communities. A divided community is weaker in the face of pressure to accept the toll road.
From Ivanhoe to Kangaroo Ground, Eltham to Ringwood, communities need to come together. We’ve done it before to conserve the Eltham Copper Butterfly.
We’re continuing to do it in the face of improper development and attempts to eat away at the precious Green Wedge. And we’ll do it again to oppose this top-down imposition of a toll road.