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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 13:06 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - The power of community.

Architecture and community are basic. It began with people, wood and homes. Today Melbourne still needs homes, dreamers, builders and a team spirit. MBBridge is an exclamation mark and access to the wild woods of the Otway forests, Peninsula Pines, Gum tree among rolling slopes and wide views.



So, here is “Pure Living for Life.” Adults in class doing team formation.

And when it’s all over...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotye
Because without a MBBridge it’s too expensive to close the gap by ferry, or in time taken to drive 210kms all around instead. What is a bridge for anyway?


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2017, 06:26 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Atlantis tidal power.



Simply magnificent. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Prime Minister Holt in Portsea.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-17/harold-holt-50-years-since-prime-minister-disappeared/9259680?pfmredir=sm

50 years ago today Australian Prime Minister disappeared at Portsea’s Cheviot beach never to be seen again.

Tangible history can be experienced at at the Peninsula’s of Melbourne’s Bay Bridge area at Portsea. There you can see, smell and hear the ocean wild waves; or experience the former military reserve with existing gun emplacements used for the first shots of WW2. Melbourne’s first quarantine Station is still there for tourists and nearby cemetery’s have headstones from the earliest settlers in the 1800’s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Nepean
Photo of Knight’s cartoon from today’s Herald Sun.

Queenscliff is so close ( on the other side of the Bay ), that you can see it from the beach at Observatory Point. However, that little 5-6km disconnect is still there. No bridge. Little distance compared against hard rock cut through kilometres of Sydney’s blue mountains.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - “The Great Western Road.”

In 1830 Lieutenant Governor Thomas Mitchell was already hard at work finding a way through The Blue Mountains of Sydney. This was before Batman discovered Melbourne as ‘the place for a city’ on the banks of the Yarra River in 1835. Since 1830 right up until today’s date massive amounts of money have been poured into the road networks around Sydney through those bluestone mountains of rock. Federal Government money has flowed for a long time into N.S.W’s. The cost of cutting through roads such as The Great Western Road and developing it into a highway system dwarfs any engineering roadways in Melbourne’s wider suburban area. On a recent road trip last August 2017: I drove north from Sydney to Newcastle, and south from Sydney to Coal Cliff, ( home of the ‘Seacliff Bridge’ ) and experienced for myself the expensive mountains blasted away and cut through for roads. There’s nothing like this in Melbourne.

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/environment/protecting-heritage/documents/self_guided_tours/crossing_the_blue_mountains_the_great_western_road.pdf

We are long overdue for Victoria to have our own ‘Great Western Hwy’, an East - West Link to ‘ring road’ Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Editorial Herald Sun. 'Victoria Needs a Bigger Voice.' 08-12-'17

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"Victoria needs another strong voice in the Turnbull Cabinet.

The promotion of Victorian senator Bridget McKenzie to deputy leader of the Nationals yesterday raises that likelihood, and could, mean another ministerial post alongside Gippsland Nationals MP Darren Chester.

State Treasurer Tim Pallas last week claimed that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull couldn't find Victoria on a map.

**Mr Turnbull has repeatedly exposed himself to the "PM for Sydney” label by allowing Victoria, the fastest-growing state in the nation to be overlooked by Canberra.**

Senator McKenzie, elevated to be Nationals federal deputy after Fiona Nash was forced out of parliament. Because of her dual-citizenship status, would help address that imbalance in Victoria's representation in senior federal ranks.

On top of advocating for strong regional development, Senator McKenzie chairs the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade legislation committee.

If as expected Mr Turnbull moves Senator mcKenzie to the frontbench, it may cost one of her National colleagues a place in Cabinet.

The Nationals, in an agreement with the Liberals, are entitled to four seats at the table.

Any portfolio given to Senator McKenzie should not come at the expense of Mr Chester, the Infrastructure and Transport Minister. He has been a strong and effective minister, and given that Victoria has been inadequately supported by successive federal governments in infrastructure spending now is the time for more, not less, Victorian representation.

Mr Chester's capacity to navigate the bitterness between Premier Daniel Andrews and Mr Turnbull to unlock $1.5 billion of East West Link cash and a $1 billion regional rail project was crucial.

He was well respected across the political divide and is the only Victorian on the government's National Infrastructure Committee.

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Victoria recieves just 10 per cent of federal infrastructure funding, despite being home to more than 25% per cent of the nation's population.**

The Coalition, facing bellwether by-election in Bennelong on December 16, has just announced $100 million for a major transport hub in that NSW seat. It has also pledged $5.4 billion for a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has promised to fund a rail link to that airport if Labor is elected.

**NSW is set to reap $11.4 billion in federal funds for roads and rail between 2016 and 2020. Victoria gets just $3.1 billion over the same period.**

Queensland, a crucial state in the next election is also inordinately rewarded, which is why there are fears that Victoria's Land 400 project bid for $5 billion in armoured defence vehicles might be igored in favour of the Sunshine State's tender being superior over our state's proven success with the Bushmaster program.

With more than 2,500 jobs on the line, Senator McKenzie's voice becomes all the more important.

Indeed, all Victorians in Canberra, including Josh Frydenberg, Mitch Fifield, Greg Hunt, Kelly O'Dwyer, Dan Tehan and Alan Tudge, must continue to work to tighten the federal focus on this state.

**That means adding another Victorian to cabinet and ensuring that the state - which gets below average GST returns from the Commonwealth - is given a fair go and a greater share of federal funding.**

**is my emphasis..



It's about time!

Melbourne's Bay Bridge also can address Australia's Engergy Crisis better than Snowy 2.0 in my opinion. Or, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was quoted live on today's ABC 'Insiders" he says:
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We are going to build another 29 kilometres of tunnels here in the Snowy Mountains. Who would believe it? But we are!


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/editorial-daniel-andrews-summer-power-threat/news-story/13adc03fc17da73d9c42e77ef5f5eb45


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