A Collingwood resident who is set to lose his home of 70 years to make way for Melbourne's East West Link has called on the Collingwood Football Club to join opposition against the project.
Keith Fitzgerald told a protest against the road on Sunday that Collingwood citizens were the founders of Australia's most popular sporting club and the club should now support their battle.
"Seeing as this is more a community issue rather than a political one, I call on the Collingwood Football Club to make a financial contribution to this campaign," Mr Fitzgerald said to loud applause.
"Remembering that the Collingwood Football Club was formed and named after the city of Collingwood in 1892."
Mr Fitzgerald took a line from the football club's theme song to say that side by side residents would stick together in their battle to stop the road.
He said he was born in Collingwood and would die there.
"Mr Napthine, I am not moving," Mr Fitzgerald said as a comment to the state's premier.
Mr Fitzgerald was one of several hundred opponents of the road to brave a rainy Melbourne morning to protest.
Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt urged Labor to move from its middle ground position and commit to stopping the road, rather than saying they would only build it if a contract was already signed.
He said opposing the road would be a condition of his state colleagues entering into a minority government.
"If the Greens find themselves in balance of power we will say to whoever wants to form government, you can do so, but as long as stop the tunnel," Mr Bandt said.
Local Labor MP Richard Wynne told the rally Labor was committed to stopping the road.
"The Labor Party does not stand in the middle of the road we oppose this tunnel, unequivocally we oppose this tunnel," he told the rally.
Roads Minister Terry Mulder said on Sunday the protests were being led by a couple of professional protesters.
"We are absolutely intent on proceeding with the East West Link, it is a great project for Melbourne, a great project for Victoria," he told reporters.
Dr Napthine has said the East West Link will be a congestion busting project that will create jobs for Victorians.A Collingwood Football Club spokesman said the club had not heard from the protesters and he would not comment.