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July 2011

State Planning MP lowers height limit

“reasonable residential development in residential areas that adjoin activity centres”. Council and community heard on Boronia planning. Well here’s some encouraging news, you may have seen the Boronia Community fight on Channel 7 news a week ago, or heard them before that. They are tackling the same issues we are, and are a step or […]

MP Marry Wooldridge now knows Curlew Court and DD08 zoning a little better.

Doncaster Member of Parliament Mary Wooldridge came good on her offer to see Curlew Court first hand today. Hopefully Mary can assist in our fight to keep most of Curlews’ existing character. After all Mary is part of the state government, and DD08 zone regulations belong to the State Government. Curlew is of course, just […]

Protected or TARGETED ? DD08 Spin

As LJ pointed out in her comment today “I was at the last two meetings and I thought Paul Molan’s actual comment on DDO8 and Curlew Court was that these areas have been “Targeted for Drastic Change.” I find it strange that the vast majority of residents in the DDO8 zones were totally unaware that […]

Curlew court Rejection – Classic Councillor Comments

As I said late last night in the previous Post, there was a lot of hot debating, and some unsavoury nasty characters using personal attacks – very dis-appointing behaviour. I am glad the Councilors that Voted our way Kept their decorum throughout the night. I tried to get the exact words down – these are […]

Brian Tee – Visits Curlew Court

Thanks to Brian Tee ( Shadow Minister for Planning,) for Visiting Curlew Court personally and spending an hour talking through the difficulties we have, dealing with developments, planning departments, and council. His input today was both valuable, and down to earth, we thank him for his time, standing on the rain, and afterwards. We discussed […]

Curlew WINs One – Development rejected by Council.

Well after some heated debate, we won this round, the Manningham Council rejected the 30 unit development inside our Court. It was noted that this is the first development of this density in a Court, and that deserved special consideration. The following long debate was mostly along these lines: FOR : Meets the rules, show […]

140 attend RAIDID DD08 Info Night.

Well it was a great turn out for a cold night, which just goes to show how many people are seriously worried about where these developments and zoning is going. The Manningham council planning dept did thier best to explain how these zones were protecting us, and although it got a bit heated at times, […]

Manningham Planning Dept recommend to approve Curlew 5-7, because it suits the neighborhood character.

The report from Maningham Planning Dept talks about how well it meets the planning rules, then explains how it doesn’t but that’s OK because it suits the neighborhood character.        NO it does Not ! EVEN AFTER  Ian Wood gave them lots of non-compliance issues ! Early in the piece they explain how they want the […]

SOS Report – finds Curlew 5-7 Non-compliant to many regulations.

This report is a summary of the extent of Over-development proposed for Curlew Court. If you are up against a well funded building corporation, then Save Our Suburbs  ( SOS) might be able to help you, like they did for us.  http://www.saveoursuburbs.org.au/  SOS have quite a lot of resources on their site for you. They […]

Parking & Traffic reports IGNORE other new Developments.

Did you know, that when developers submit a building application to Council, they can IGNORE Traffic & Parking arising from other previously approved developments ! It is normal practice for the professional Traffic & Parking impact submissions, to exclude the following: Exclude – Existing Council Approved developments – “they might never get built.” Exclude Completed […]