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June 2015

COOLER WISER HEADS NEEDED IN CO2 DEBATE

There has been a very small increase of 0.8 degrees celsius in average global temperatures, in the period since they were first recorded one hundred and thirty five years ago. So is it really so far out of the ordinary or anything that the world should be alarmed about? Can we be sure that an increase […]

RATE INCOME BOOST – APARTMENTS GET SMALLER

 The higher yield from approving small apartments means more ratepayers for Council and higher profits for developers. The majority of the Manningham permit application reports indicate that council is allowing at least 40% of the total number of apartments in major high rise buildings to have only one bedroom. These buildings appear to be targeting […]

LIGHT RAIL – DONCASTER TO CITY VIA FREEWAY

The Victorian Transport Action Group (VTAG), an independent forum of transport experts from various disciplines, shares a vision of a highly mobile Melbourne with an increased population being effectively and sustainably serviced by a versatile, strategically expanded public transport network. In this paper VTAG proposes Route 100 as a solution for the car dependent and congested North-Eastern suburbs. Route 100 […]

TRAM WAS PART OF DONCASTER TRANSPORT PLAN

The presence of highly visible rails and overhead equipment of a Tram line on Doncaster Hill would have provided its residents with a stable, reliable and a symbolic connection to the entire metropolitan network. Buses, except on the dedicated freeway lanes which cater only for City bound commuters, were less preferred than a fixed rail […]