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January 2015

PARKING DEARTH A BLIGHT ON DONCASTER HILL

“Cars are everywhere. They take us to work, shop and play. They monopolise our streets and roadways and mould the landscape to their insistent demands” ….Graeme Davison The shortage of off- street parking spaces on Doncaster Hill is proving to be a nightmare. Manningham council, who have limited parking spaces available in its own parking areas on […]

THREE STOREY TOWNHOUSE SCHEME WITHDRAWN

“three storey townhouses are not supported by the Municipal Strategic Statement” Residents of leafy Beverley Street, East Doncaster 3109, breathed a sigh of relief when they were informed by the the Manningham Planning Department that a recent application for a three, partial fourth storey apartment/townhouse development at number 51, had been withdrawn. This was after […]

COUNCIL EXECUTIVE WAGE BILL INCREASED BY 7%

The total wage bill for Manningham CEO and four executives was increased by $78, 298, from $1,106,771 to $1,185, 009 effective from the 30th of June 2014. This was equal to an increase on total wages of approximately seven per cent from the previous year. If the 7% wage increase was constant, using the exponential […]

CEO COULD AMEND DDO8 BY THE STROKE OF A PEN

Unless there are changes to the DDO8 schedule to reflect council’s policy of restricting buildings to two and three storeys, in prescribed areas of Sub-precincts A and B, council’s policy will continue to be challenged by applications for three, four and even five storey buildings throughout these areas. Such buildings, besides their       […]