The City of Melbourne is holding the Melbourne BioBlitz , a data collection based event in which members of the public of all ages can become volunteer citizen scientist to help discover the diverseanimal and plant species that call Melbourne home. The data collected will help develop the City of Melbourne’s first ever Urban Ecology Strategy.
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Analysis of Proposed East West Link Landscape Impacts
ROYAL PARK | IMAGE CREDIT AILA
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects(AILA) has voiced its opposition to a new freeway link in the City of Melbourne that will cause the loss of 6% of one of Melbourne’s largest parks and have “severe ecological, cultural and heritage impacts Royal Park and Moonee Ponds Creek.”. The East West Link is a tunnel that joins two major freeways across the north of the city, however unlike the BIG DIG in Boston and the Madrid Rio, the East-West Link will widen existing surface roads to allow for above ground access ramps into the tunnel.
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