Could EastLink be finished before O'Hea Street? It's a better bet than Essendon for the flag.
But progress has been made. Moreland Council has bowed to pressure from this blog. A new addition to the roadblock, a sign advising that O'Hea's Bakery is open, can be seen in the picture below.
(Isn't it typical of bureaucracies to do things in triplicate? Not content with a double-stacked Road Closed sign in two different type sizes on the left, they have a third at the right. Just to make sure you really understand that the road is closed.)