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July 2011

Lane squeeze on Doncaster Rd

What is the Council doing by reducing the number of lanes on Doncaster Rd immediately after the freeway exit from 3 to 2? With these new high density developments, a hill that prohibits walking and bike riding for many, the only alternative form of transport for residents is to drive. The Council seems to be […]

Doncaster Rd Traffic Up by 35% not Down 0.8% !

The Manningham council’s Traffic consultants GTA made predictions in 2002, stating how the traffic on Doncaster Rd would DECREASE by 0.8% over the next 10 years, however that has proven very Wrong.  ( Now UP by 35%) See article below GTA have now been engaged by Manningham again to predict the traffic for Doncaster Hill […]

Tell it to the State Gov. Planners.

We were Happy to see this invite arrive in the email today.. “Have your say on improving Victoria’s planning system” Your submission must be in by August 31st ! – use our samples below. Why are we happy ? well as I have said previously The apartment development issue, (and the greater DD08 zone issue,) […]

Council’s family affair – Manningham Leader

Koonung ward lost one of it’s three representatives when Charles Pick resigned, after his failed running for  a Labour government seat. Since then the Manningham council has been counting backwards through the votes from the previous council elections,  to find who can take Cr Picks place. First in line was Cr Picks fiancee – she […]

Bike path cost a bit steep, Bicycles & Expert Consultants !

This one just in from Warren, the champion for the bike riders and pedestrians amongst us.. Part 2 Julip, I would appreciate it if you could arrange it for the website. It should also be in tomorrow’s paper. There is more to this story than meets the eye, either there was an instruction not to […]

8 yrs, 3 costly Pedestrian/Cycling plans, and not a single reference to unsafe gradients !

This one just in from Warren, the champion for the bike riders and pedestrians amongst us.. Part 1 From: Warren [address not published] Sent: Thursday, 7 July 2011 12:01 PM To: Manningham Leader Subject: Dual paths,   Letter for residents comments After 8 years and substantial revenue directed towards the promotion of three costly Pedestrian/Cycling […]

CEO Reappointment by Stealth !

Interesting find by Ed, a local resident, there was a small Notice in the paper stating: “NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REAPPOINT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ” Ed quite rightly asks the following question: (To the advertising manager Manningham Leader.) “Please tell me why this attached advert is not in the Leader newspaper and why wouldn’t a […]

RAIDID in the News – Apartment plan upsets the residents

Manningham Leader, July 9th. Frank & Les with their best “NOT HAPPY JAN” faces on, were able to share the reality of the over development, from Curlew Court itself. You can see the dead end of the Court behind them (us,) and we hope this is the first of many updates by the papers, in […]

High Density Hell – Puttin the word on the Street !

Well we all realise that a couple of neighbors, even a couple of streets, upset with a single development, will struggle to get Goliath to move. So this weekend we are putting the word on the street. Throughout Manningham, 6080 of our closest neighbors,  zoned just like us in the Developers Delight (DD08,) will find […]

The People ARE Winning

Although it takes some effort, there are some David & Goliath type stories out there. It’s hard work for just a few to sway the system, or change it’s direction, but it has been done. Over the next few weeks we are going to collect  a selection of those that succeeded, how they did it, […]