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October 2014

DONCASTER RAIL MAYBE SOMETIME MAYBE NEVER

A Railway Station on Doncaster Hill was not even considered in the report’s recommendations below due to its impracticality and the huge costs involved. The reports do not mention the cost of deviating the South Morang line, required before the Doncaster line could be connected, estimated to be about the same as building a rail […]

MORE GRIDLOCK FOR CAR DRIVEN DONCASTER

Motorists are at standstill almost a minute for every kilometer traveled according to VicRoads peak hour time delay data in the article by Aleks Devic of the Heraldsun. Doncaster motorists could find themselves stationary for even longer periods due to the lack public transport options with Manningham being the only metropolitan municipality without a train […]

Building Next Door – what should you put up with? Blocked Driveways ?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it OK for them to place safety bollards over the entire street blocking residents from parking for months on end ? Even on Sundays when they are not working? […]

RESERVE BANK PUTS LENDERS ON NOTICE

Chinese investors are aggressively lifting their Australian residential and commercial real estate investment at a time when the Reserve Bank is warning bubbly property markets could be hit with a price correction, writes Simon Johanson of the Melbourne Age. 10/10/14.  Alarmed by the property frenzy in Sydney, Melbourne and parts of Brisbane, the Reserve hit […]

WESTFIELD TO PROVIDE MORE ONSITE PARKING

A parking tower development will compensate for the closure of  temporary offsite parking areas and help relieve pressure on side streets and the Municipal grounds.  Westfield have a planning permit to develop the land on the eastern side of the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre at 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster with a new freestanding five level car park […]

UNIT PRICES FALL BY 15.8% IN THREE YEARS

Data shows widening gap between the price of apartments and established houses. Latest from SQM Research data for the week ending 30th September, shows vendor asking prices for apartments in Doncaster (post code 3108) had fallen by 15.8% since October 2011, including a drop of 6.1% in just 12 months.  While asking prices for 3 […]