Brunswick Terminal Station plans slammed

CHRIS HINGSTON

COUNCILS of the inner north will unite to advocate for residents, as plans for a larger Brunswick Terminal Station move forward.

Last week residents met councillors from the cities of Moreland, Yarra and Darebin, to form a coalition to visit state parliament and lobby Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

The meeting is part of community action to mark one year since Mr Guy approved the $271 million plan for a larger electricity transfer station in Brunswick – overruling the Moreland council approval process.

Merri Creek Residents Group will also stage a community protest against the upgrade this Sunday.

Spokesman Ray Collodetti said the coalition would push for an independent review of Mr Guy’s decision.

He said the decision-making had been flawed and the community’s health concerns were not addressed.

Demolition at the King Street site is expected to begin this month.

Moreland mayor Oscar Yildiz said the coalition would visit state parliament later this month to “get the attention of the minister”.

Brunswick MLA Jane Garrett last week stood in state parliament, urging the premier to meet the coalition.

Ms Garrett said concerns raised about the larger terminal extended beyond Brunswick.

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