The Malta Independent 9 December 2019, Monday

NGOs raising funds to take legal action against Central Link project

Monday, 22 July 2019, 15:54 Last update: about 6 months ago

After the Planning Authority (PA) shockingly approved the Central Link project, residents from various localities together with fourteen NGOs will be initiating legal action to challenge this appalling decision. Legal actions include, but are not limited to, an appeal with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT).

In view of the exorbitant costs involved, this appeal will only be possible thanks to the public’s financial support, the NGOs said in a statement. While the NGOs will cover part of the procedural and professional fees, this will not be enough to cover all expenses.

Therefore, the public is being asked to assist in the fundraising of €20,000 that will enable this legal action. All donations collected will go into a fund to cover expenses for legal remedies against the Central Link project.

People may donate through:

1.This link: https://bit.ly/2StH8ud

OR

2. Bank Transfer
Bank Account: Bicycle Advocacy Group
Bank Name: Bank of Valletta
BIC/SWIFT: VALLMTMT
IBAN: MT21VALL22013000000040021393468

This project will negatively affect people’s lives and the environment. Attard Residents Environmental Network and Bicycle Advocacy Group have submitted various proposals to the Government including alternative routes, better traffic management, safe bicycle networks and the construction of a tunnel or construction of a new road below the existing street level in order to decrease the noise pollution. Despite reassurance that new plans will take into consideration these proposals, these crucial points were never taken up and repeatedly ignored. The NGOs are determined and confident in their quest to fight this until the end and achieve the goals which were not achieved by the Environmental Resource Authority.

The NGOs thanked the public for their support and would like to remind that every financial contribution, big or small, matters a lot.

Bicycle Advocacy Group

BirdLife Malta

Din l-Art Helwa

Friends of the Earth Malta

FAA Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar

Futur Ambjent Wieħed

Għaqda Bdiewa Attivi

Għaqda Siġar Maltin

The IotL Magazine

Malta Youth in Agriculture

Moviment Graffitti

Nature Trust - FEE Malta

Ramblers Malta

Archaeological Society Malta

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