Fundraising for legal action against the Central Link Project

Fundraising for legal action against the Central Link Project

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. 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 this link, do a bank transfer using the details below or if you wish to donate via our website please mention “Legal action against Central Link Project (PA 09890/17)”

Bank details:

  1. Bank Account: Bicycle Advocacy Group
  2. Bank Name: Bank of Valletta
  3. BIC/SWIFT: VALLMTMT
  4. 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 would like to thank 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 Ħelwa
Friends of the Earth Malta
Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar
Futur Ambjent Wieħed
Għaqda Bdiewa Attivi
Għaqda Siġar Maltin
Isles of the Left
Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation
Moviment Graffitti
Nature Trust Malta
Ramblers Association
The Archaeological Society Malta