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October 2012

Manningham Election Preference Vote review

Here is some analysis of the Manningham elections, the voting outcomes, and how candidates preferences helped them. By the way there is a court challenge underway as one of the candidates ( Bob Beynon,) has stated another ( David Muscat,) had a criminal record and so was not eligible to be in the running, nor […]

Manningham’s New Councilors 2012

2012-10-28  Sun 9:30pm  Official Winners, your new councilors. Six new councilors, three returning. (Results below are only provisional results) The new councilors will choose a Mayor from amongst themselves November 8th. Koonung Ward: Jennifer Yang (Returning Deputy Mayor),  Steve O’Brien, Dot Hayes.   Mulum Mulum  Ward: Paul McLeish, Meg Downie (Returning Cr), Sophy Galbally.     […]

Look Out Melbourne Council, you now have Stephen Mayne.

This news from the Leader Live – Our ex Manningham Councilor Stephen Mayne has taken his style of  governance to the Melbourne Council. I’m sure he’ll be happy there, lot’s of super high rise buildings to approve… UPDATE 9.15pm: LORD Mayor Robert Doyle has been re-elected to Melbourne Council. The VLGA  said Team Doyle members […]

Michael Buxton on Proposed Vic Planning Zones 4 – Commercial Zones

Michael Buxton is a well published expert on Planning. Search for him On the web and you will find a wealth of content, these excerpts are his review on the new proposed Victorian Planning revamp – and they are significant and in some cases scary. some topics you will have heard, but the extent of […]

Michael Buxton on Proposed Vic Planning Zones 1

Michael Buxton is a well published expert on Planning from RMIT. Search for him On the web and you will find a wealth of content, these excerpts are his review on the new proposed Victorian Planning revamp – and they are significant and in some cases scary. some topics you will have heard, but the […]

Michael Buxton on Proposed Vic Planning Zones 2 – Residential Zones with Offices Hotels Etc.

Michael Buxton is a well published expert on Planning from RMIT. Search for him On the web and you will find a wealth of content, these excerpts are his review on the new proposed Victorian Planning revamp – and they are significant and in some cases scary. some topics you will have heard, but the […]

Michael Buxton on Proposed Vic Planning Zones 3 – GoodBye Green Wedge

Michael Buxton is a well published expert on Planning from RMIT. Search for him On the web and you will find a wealth of content, these excerpts are his review on the new proposed Victorian Planning revamp – and they are significant and in some cases scary. some topics you will have heard, but the […]

New development designed with traffic mayhem around shoppingtown

There is a new proposal for the Corner of Tram Rd and Doncaster Rd, opposite Shoppingtown where the current AutoBarn and Officeworks are. (602 Doncaster Road, Doncaster) And if you have ever shopped there, you will know how hard it is to get out of the site, as the only direction available is south down […]

Emergency Manangement Plan above 25m

From Kelvin, his case at VCAT, and the proposed process for council to ensure emergency arrangements are in place before planning permits are approved. I spoke at VCAT on the Access and Egress issues for the development at Hepburn Rd Doncaster.   For several other articles on this type Hepburn into the search space above. A […]

C96 High Density Decision – Rescinded by Cr Meg Downie – and then Canceled by Management!

Back to where we were on Tuesday Night, Amendment C96 going to the Planning Panel. Corp. Support Exec Manager Steve Goldsworthy changed his mind after accepting the Rescind motion, less than 24hrs prior. There is a clause in Manningham’s meeting procedure laws which says they are not able to rescind the motion Clause 8.36 Rescission […]