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ARTISTS Paul McDermott, left, host of TV show Good News Week, Paul Uhlmann and Peter Breuer with an eyecatching art piece by Breuer at the Miniature Immensities exhibition being hosted in Parkdale by Kingston Arts. See story Page 6. Picture: Yanni

Sky rail ‘grounded’ Neil Walker THERE will be no extended sky rail from Mordialloc to Frankston along the Frankston line. Labor Transport Minister Jacinta Allan declared at the weekend “there has never been a plan for extended elevated rail on the Frankston line”. The state minister in the Andrews government decided to step in and

end speculation about sky rail being built along the full rail line amid a flyer campaign, financed by the Liberal Party, in the federal seat of Isaacs urging voters to “put Labor last” and vote against federal MP Mark Dreyfus since “Labor is now planning to build Sky Rail lines four stories [sic] high near you on parts of the Frankston line”. Ms Allan slammed the Liberal

Party for its “dishonest campaign” against sky rail on the Frankston line. “It is, and always has been, a totally false representation of the state government’s plans to improve safety on the Frankston line and to improve travel times for those using the roads,” she said in a statement. The Transport Minister noted the flyer and associated website are authorised by ‘S. Frost’, who “although it was not

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stated”, is the state director of the Victorian Liberal Party. Liberal state opposition spokesman for planning David Davis called the wording of the Labor statement “slippery” and said Ms Allan had not ruled out elevated rail. It has also emerged that the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is currently monitoring the impacts of rail noise “for improved or new passenger rail infrastructure

and changes to land use near existing and planned rail corridors”. A LXRA letter dated May 2016 obtained by Simon Johnson, founder of the group, asked residents living near the Frankston line to allow the authority to install “noise loggers” at their properties “to seek your assistance in carrying out the noise monitoring for the Level Crossing Removal Project”. Continued Page 4

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 15 June 2016

15 June 2016  

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 15 June 2016