More than 30 homes and 84 businesses in Footscray are earmarked for compulsory acquisition to make way for the Regional Rail Link (Update: Feb 2012, Houses now demolished). Residents first learned the news through the media, waiting in some cases for more than 36 hours for official notification. Affected residents and traders are unimpressed with the complete lack of prior consultation and the generally disorganised and disrespectful way in which the Department of Transport and the Government have managed the process.

The people affected are not asking for the regional rail lines to be put into someone else's backyard, they are simply asking for a fair-go.

Upcoming

Date and location of our next regular meeting to be advised via mailing list. Our previous meeting venue, the Senior Citizens Centre on Buckley Street is one of the buildings shortly to be demolished for the RRL.


Recent Documents

  • Response-to-Peer-Review-Revision-B-December-2010.pdf   251k - Oct 20, 2011, 1:23 AM by Site Editor (v1)
    ‎Response to Peer Review of Acoustic Assessment - Dec 2010‎
  • Peer-review-of-Acoustic-Assessment-October-2010.pdf   100k - Oct 20, 2011, 1:23 AM by Site Editor (v1)
    ‎Peer Review of Acoustic Assessment - Oct 2010‎
  • Peer-review-of-Acoustic-Assessment-November-2010.pdf   83k - Oct 20, 2011, 1:22 AM by Site Editor (v1)
    ‎Peer Review of Acoustic Assessment - Nov 2010‎
  • Noise-impact-management-report_2010DEC.pdf   2001k - Oct 20, 2011, 1:21 AM by Site Editor (v1)
    ‎Noise Impact Management Report - Dec 2010‎
  • Noise-impact-management-plan_2010DEC.pdf   274k - Oct 20, 2011, 1:21 AM by Site Editor (v1)
    ‎Noise Impact Management Plan - Dec 2010‎
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Latest News

  • Your say: Rail Noise Public meeting - Rail NoiseThe Draft Passenger Rail Infrastructure Noise Policy, developed by the Department of Transport, aims to establish a process and guidelines which balance the benefits of new ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2012, 2:03 AM by Site Editor
  • Action on Noise? The Department of Transport has released their Draft Passenger Rail Noise Infrastructure Policy (PDF). We welcome the new noise policy and we urge the government to commit to implementing noise ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2012, 6:15 PM by Site Editor
  • Minister Guy to issue ear plugs to Footscray residents? An article in today's Age reveals that noise levels for the Deer Park to Werribee section of the RRL will exceed acceptable levels, prompting the Planning minister to instruct ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2012, 3:59 PM by Site Editor
  • Demolition Postscript The houses and businesses compulsorily acquired for the RRL project were demolished by December 2011. Only two buildings remain at this time - the old Pedders buiding on Buckley St and ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2012, 6:02 PM by Site Editor
  • Trains Gone Missing According to the latest figures provided in the RRL Noise Impact Assessment report, only four extra peak hour trains will be added across the overcrowded Sydenham, Werribee and Williamstown lines ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2011, 3:10 PM by Site Editor
  • Noise impacts report released The long-awaited RRL 'Noise Impact Assessment Report' was released yesterday (19th Oct) following the decision by the Minister for Planning that the report satisfies the conditions set by the ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2011, 1:34 AM by Site Editor
  • Noise report now with Minister The Noise Impact Assessment Report required for Section 1 (Footscray) of the RRL project has now been submitted to the office of the Minister for Planning. Following the submission of ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2011, 6:11 PM by Site Editor
  • No word on 'preparatory works' Update: The RRL Authority eventually provided a partial answer to our questions, in the form of an 'FAQ' booklet distributed in July. More than 40 days after putting our request ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2011, 7:33 PM by Site Editor
  • Maribyrnong Council speaks out Footscray residents are heartened that Maribyrnong Council has spoken up on the serious health and welfare affects on Footscray of the Regional Rail Link project. Maribyrnong Council is a strong ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2011, 11:04 PM by Site Editor
  • EPA report, in full The FFRR group has obtained a full copy of the damning EPA report on the RRL noise and vibration assessments. The report was originally obtained by the Sunday Age under ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2011, 11:21 PM by Site Editor
  • NSW leads Victoria on rail noise... "The growth of our rail transport network brings many benefits to the wider community but is accompanied by other factors such as increased train movements, extended rail operating periods and ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2011, 10:41 PM by Site Editor
  • Information Vacuum With less than 15 weeks to go until the August 31st vacancy deadline for acquisition properties, information seems to have dried up from the RRL Authority and the Minister's ...
    Posted May 18, 2011, 8:44 PM by Site Editor
  • Regional Rail Link works to kick off in July The Minister for Public Transport, Terry Mulder announced today that track works for the Regional Rail Link would begin on 1st July.Affected residents and traders in the Footscray rail ...
    Posted May 18, 2011, 8:15 PM by Site Editor
  • Support from Council? A big group of FFRR people attended Maribyrnong City Council's public question-time session last night at Maribyrnong town hall. Group members put a series of questions to councillors ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2011, 7:07 PM by Site Editor
  • Minister Gives RRL Project Go-ahead The communications people from the RRL team are phoning affected residents and traders this evening to let everyone know that the transport minister has announced the official go-ahead for ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2011, 3:14 AM by Site Editor
  • Insensitivity from Opposition One would think the state opposition might show more respect for residents caught up in the RRL fiasco, instead of using us as a political football. From The Age today ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2011, 10:09 PM by Site Editor
  • Quality Concerns The Footscray community has cause for concern about the quality of RRL works after experiencing the reality of the new 14.7 million dollar footbridge at Footscray station.Read more
    Posted Feb 12, 2011, 2:14 AM by Site Editor
  • More light on RRL mess This article, from Rail Express, shines further light on the state of the RRL project and how the current problems came to pass.Serious doubts over Regional Rail LinkRail ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2011, 2:01 AM by Site Editor
  • Clarification from Minister Mulder A delegation of residents and traders met with Transport Minister, Terry Mulder, on Wednesday 9th February.We received a very detailed and frank assessment from the Minister of the status ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2011, 8:16 PM by Site Editor
  • "Scandalous Cover-up" The RRL project is unravelling rapidly, and it's no great surprise to the Footscray residents at the receiving end of the mess. Far from being 'shovel-ready' as the ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2011, 9:03 PM by Site Editor
  • RRL Project in Limbo The Transport Minister, Terry Mulder, is currently reviewing the RRL project and no decision has yet been taken on the future of the project. The following are direct transcripts of ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2011, 10:59 PM by Site Editor
  • Formal Clarification from DoT on RRL Status We received the following communication from DoT, today, regarding clarification of the government's position on the continuation of the RRL project:"Over recent days, some media have carried reports ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2011, 10:03 PM by Site Editor
  • Builders Shortlisted (Deer Park - Werribee) From a Joint Media Statement, 11 January 2011, by Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport; and Terry Mulder, Victorian Minister for Public Transport and Roads.After an extensive evaluation ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2011, 6:00 PM by Site Editor
  • Project Uncertainty We first heard about the RRL project and the compulsory acquisition of our homes via the media, and it's through the media again now that we hear that the ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2011, 5:24 PM by Site Editor
  • Candidates Grilled With the state election looming, FFRR invited the major candidates for the state seat of Footscray to meet with us. Invitations went to Marsha Thomson (Labor, sitting member), Ken Betts ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2010, 7:59 PM by Site Editor
  • Work Package C: Footscray to Sunshine Alliance released The 'Work Package C - Footscray to Sunshine Alliance Request for Proposal' has been released. This is the document that goes out to the various companies interested in bidding for the ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 4:28 PM by noriko tabei
  • New designs for Footscray and Sunshine Stations On the 20th October, the Minister for Transport, Martin Pakula put out a media release on a new design plan for Footscray station. The new design appears to involve a ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 4:19 PM by noriko tabei
  • Details of RRL community reference group released Four days after DoT told us that a community reference group (CRG) was under consideration, the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, announced the creation of the a CRG for ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 4:17 PM by noriko tabei
  • Acquisitions Underway The formal 'Notice of Intention to Acquire' went out on the 18th October to the 78 homes and commercial properties slated for acquisition.Simultaneous Government announcements regarding the Westlink road ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2010, 10:08 PM by Site Editor
  • Decision: No EES Required Planning Minister Justin Madden has ruled that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) will not be required for Section-1 of RRL, subject to conditions requiring the completion of a comprehensive ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2010, 7:34 PM by Site Editor
  • Further Doubt on RRL Planning A recent paper by Paul Mees sheds more light on the origins of the RRL project and the serious failures of planning by the Department of Transport that gave rise ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2010, 4:20 PM by Site Editor
  • The RRL community reference group to be established 4 members of FFRR had a meeting with Kimberley Dripps and an engineer from DoT on 30th Sep to clarify what actions DoT intends to take in response to ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2010, 4:22 PM by noriko tabei
  • Full-Depth Cutting for Regional Rail Link at Manor Lakes Some more last-minute changes for the RRL project, this time further along at Manor Lakes. As with the realignment of the Footscray section, these changes are presented by the ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2010, 4:32 PM by Site Editor
  • Rail Residents Disappointed at Lack of Substance in EES Referral Affected residents and traders were concerned, dismayed and alarmed on reading the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) referral and its supplementary assessment reports, to find little or no mention of their ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2010, 4:45 AM by Kim Hutchinson
  • Confirmed: 78 Properties Affected Press release: Minister of Public Transport, Martin Pakula Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 Regional Rail Link Reduces Land Acquisition Delivery of the $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link project has moved ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2010, 4:28 PM by Site Editor
  • RRL plans go to Minister for Planning The Regional Rail Link Project has lodged its Environment Effects referral to the Minister for Planning. The material comprises the referral document and 14 supporting documents.Affected residents are still ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2010, 12:58 AM by Site Editor
  • Vindicated 'Voters shunted on rail project' The front page of today's The Age newspaper has confirmed our concerns that the Department of Transport have been trying to cut corners and are not to be trusted ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2010, 7:04 PM by Rhiannon Modica
  • Council response Situations like this tend to bring out the best and the worst of people. We have seen this over the last couple of days with public statements from Maribyrnong councilors ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2010, 2:33 PM by Site Editor
  • Settled Variations The Premier said today that "the route is pretty well settled", but the Department of Transport (DoT) has been telling us that the final alignment won't be determined until ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2010, 2:48 AM by Site Editor
  • Group Submissions Are In!  We today lodged a bundle of group submissions with the DoT.  These are just some of the group submissions lodged. Various 'cluster' group submissions have already been sent or are ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2010, 2:40 AM by Rhiannon Modica
  • Forgotten Then, Forgotten Now Nearly a year ago to the day, the Premier, John Brumby was asked about plans for how the RRL line will make its way through the Footscray corridor. That was ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2010, 5:15 AM by Site Editor
  • Media Release : Rail Residents still in the dark With less than 6 days remaining until the close of public submissions, affected residents are still in the dark about the location of the new tracks.In response to the ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2010, 11:53 PM by Site Editor
  • Delivery of Info Packs The new RRL information pack is making its way into the hands of residents and traders this afternoon. The pack contains: Personalised letter to the property owner, from Mr Corey ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2010, 11:33 PM by noriko tabei
  • Latest 'Indicative' Track Alignment Maps The Department of Transport RRL project has published some new maps showing the latest information on the path of the track as it cuts through Footscray. Some residents have been ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2010, 1:31 AM by Site Editor
  • Residents 'Hungry' for Information Residents are awaiting delivery of the promised 'information packs' to all affected homes and businesses, as promised by Martin Pakula at last Saturday's meeting. With less than two weeks ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2010, 12:38 AM by Site Editor
  • 31st July 10: Residents Met With Transport Minister The Minister for Public Transport Martin Pakula attended a crowded meeting of 93 residents and traders affected by the Regional Rail Link Proposal, at the invitation of the 'Fair-go ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2010, 5:20 AM by noriko tabei
  • 27th July 2010: Successful rally at Parliament Just a quick update to say that our expedition today to Parliament was a great success. A group of about 15 gathered on the corner of Buckley and Victoria, under ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2010, 5:20 AM by noriko tabei
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