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May 2012

Koonung 2 votes until November – Unfair

The Cries for our fair representation , (our third council vote,) were denied on Tuesday Night. When the residents request to replace Cr Jessica Villareal ASAP was put to the vote – it was a dead locked vote. Half said too close to October elections, others said Koonung has been treated poorly and should be […]

Koonung Councilor Resigns – and leaves us stranded.

2012 – May 25th  Jessica Villarreal resigned today as one of the Koonung Ward Councillors! Koonung councilor Jessica Villareal has been Absent much of her time at Manningham Council, and has now resigned after two months leave.  Why is this such a big deal ? because it means for the last six months Koonung has […]

Overload Doncaster – Thiele st – 55 apartments, four Stories, opposite Curlew Court entrance.

Side Street Overload Sign went up yesterday for 55 apartments, four storeys high, in DD08 Precinct A, where only 3 Storeys are intended ! Council planning – Jeff Gower – has been discussing this with the developer for months prior to this, trying to get it to a reasonable starting point…. The fourth storey is […]

Your Gov. Property Planning report – FREE – and access to the Regulations & Zoning rules.

This is a state government site useful for two things: 1. Property Planning report: Location, Zones, aircraft routes, Bushfire rules, etc. 2. It then leads ( eventually,) into the zoning regulation documents, as part of your basic report. These zoning regulation documents are the rule book for Council and VCAT discussions & arguments. Follow – […]

We have a winner – 12 storey’s now 6.

Residents 2, developers  get real.. … We won!!! a reduction from 8 to 6 levels that we asked for, and we would like to thank you for your assistance and input to make it possible. APPLICATION CONCERNING: 300 Toorak Road, SOUTH YARRA VIC 3141 This was the second time the developers went to VCAT. The […]

What is your ideal Councilor ?

With Manningham Council elections due in November, we all need to start thinking about what we want to see on offer… Last time around I remember all councilors were against inappropriate developments, but it seems that some councillors have a very different opinion to us on that topic. So obviously Planning and developments are a […]