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September 2014

REMOVAL OF DONKEY VOTE NOT RECOMMENDED

No mention of  the Donkey Vote in Local Government Electoral Recommendations  Tasmania removed the problem by adopting the Robson Rotation System which reduces the impact of linear voting by creating a number of versions of the ballot paper, each with a different order of names giving each candidate an equal share of all positions on […]

COUNCIL FUNDING DOOMED RAILWAY CAMPAIGN

 Manningham council are wasting a further $20,000 of municipal funds in a futile rail  campaign, in addition to the $40,000 spent last year, to keep the dream of a railway to  Doncaster Hill alive, promote local and overseas investment and give a false hope to  Doncaster commuters. Council had already been advised that a railway […]

STUDY SHOWS WHY EAST WEST LINK IS NEEDED

A new travel time study has revealed the extent of congestion across the north of the city The study carried out in May 2014 included 400 trips along the East West Link project corridor over a two week period, to provide a detailed understanding of existing travel times. Traffix Group Pty Ltd, who carried out this […]

APARTMENT GLUT COULD DELAY BUNNINGS STORE

The current flood of apartments for sale in Doncaster could hold up the commencement of construction of the Doncaster Hill Bunnings store till well beyond 12 months if the obtaining of high rise apartment pre-sale quotas continue to be hampered by oversupply. Because the land is prescribed a mixed use zone, with a high proportion […]