The YCAT rally on Sunday 27 July 2008 at Smith’s Reserve in Fitzroy was well attended, with about 200 people hearing a variety of speakers provide coherent opinions about what a waste of money building the east-west tunnel would be and how unnecessary it is.
Dr Paul Mees
The participants agreed they wanted the state government to invest in public transport as a priority. Public transport has been neglected for decades and this needs to change. More cars on more roads is not the answer.
MLA Richard Wynne
Unfortunately I don’t have much faith in the government’s ability to listen or to achieve positive change, at least with the current Transport Minister. It will be a long hard struggle to make the government see sense.
MC Corinne Grant
MC Rod Quantock
The speakers, introduced by MCs Corinne Grant and Rod Quantock, were:
- Freda Watkin, YCAT Campaign
- Dr. Paul Mees, Transport Planner, RMIT
- Cr Judy Morton, Mayor City of Yarra
- Greg Barber, MLA
- Richard Wynne, MLA for Richmond
- Cr Stephen Jolly, Yarra City Councillor
Cr Stephen Jolly