It’s time to let our hair down

We're disappointed at Jaala Pulford MP, Minister For Road's decision to delay any planning on revitalising Sydney Road until the completion of the level crossing removal project sometime in 2021. 

Traders need certainty, people living with a disability deserve accessible tram stops, people need safe footpaths and people who ride need a protected bike lane. We already know which design is the safest for all road users and we need to start planning to build it right now. 

Join us for an evening with 4 expert speakers with backgrounds in design, sustainability, building for green and active communities and tips to winning campaigns. 

Each speaker will do a short presentation then form a panel to answer audience questions. 


Tessa Fluence - 3 tips for winning campaigns.

Tessa Fluence is the Public Narrative Coordinator at the Australian Conservation Foundation. She works to shape the narratives, frames and messages in public communication to influence the national discourse. She leads on research, monitoring and evaluation of ACF’s public narrative work and coordinates and delivers 'change the story' presentations and workshops. She’s also a multidisciplinary change-maker with experience in the not-for-profit sector, social change, design and academia and wears many hats, including communications strategist, discourse analyst, word nerd, curator, academic, editor, copywriter and teacher.

Liam Wallis - Building and Planning for Car free Corridors. 

Founder and Managing Director of HIP V. HYPE, Liam is a creative entrepreneur who believes in the power of design thinking to resolve intuitive solutions to project delivery and value creation. He is passionate about cities and is driven by a desire to achieve better outcomes. Since establishing HIP V. HYPE in 2002, Liam has refined a design-led approach to business that seeks to shape and enhance the social, environmental and economic fabric of our cities through informed, responsive and collaborative design and development solutions.

Dr John Stone - Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning

John's research focuses on sustainable transport in Australian cities. It explores the politics, institutions and professional practice that lie behind success or failure in sustainable urban transport.

Jenica Brooke - Local Bike Activist and Blogger

Jenica is a local bike activist and creator of popular blog, Melbourne Commuter. More recently Jenica has written about opportunities for improving active transport through Level Crossing Removal projects at Buckley St, Essendon and on the Upfield Line. You can follow her here: and read her blog here:


Hosted by Tim Read MP - Greens MP for Brunswick and leading the 'Brunswick For Bikes' Campaign. 




December 01, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm


259A Sydney Rd
Brunswick , VIC 3056
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