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Big Building Approved next door what can you do now? Roof Impact

Well if VCAT and Council say  it is definately going ahead, what can you do? 1. Move out     2. Build a wall      3. Make the most of the time and start growing.    4. Open a multi-storey car parking complex in your street. What about your solar kit on the roof? You might have had some […]

Rezone for My Profit Too

There is a rezoning application in for Mitchell St Doncaster. ( Jackson Court Supermarket etc.)  As this letter points out why can’t we all rezone?

Manningham Needs to plan for Parking

This comparison to Glen Waverley Activity Centre shows Manningham’s Activity Center Doncaster Hill is not keeping up with Parking… Glen Waverley, a very small activity centre when compared to Doncaster Hill, is planning its third multi-deck car park to cater for future parking demand. These parking stations will be in addition to standard parking requirements […]

Tribunal tension – coming to a suburb near you

This article from the Age rings so many bells with those of us who have been to VCAT ( The Victorian Civil &  Administrative Tribunal.) You really don’t want to end up there and it rarely has much in the Residents favor, but if you don’t try you can only loose. ( Try to resolve early at […]

Big Building Approved next door what can you do now? Ground Impact

Well if VCAT and Council say  it is definately going ahead, what can you do? 1. Move out     2. Build a wall      3. Make the most of the time and start growing.    4. Open a multi-storey car parking complex in your street. What about your clothes line, or vegetable patch that now needs moving out […]

Immigration and World Poverty – By the numbers

Watching this presentation on you-tube just makes you think WOW, what is the right solution for the world over. Poverty of the world population illustrated in a simple presentation using  gumballs… Can  large emigration numbers to the US (or any other country) help?  A  simple but powerful presentation.  

Changing Water Consumer Behaviour versus Costs

The most effective way of changing consumer attitudes towards conserving water is to simply raise the cost. The forecast increase in water bills, due to the construction and running costs of the desalination plant is estimated at 22%, which is anticipated to correlate with further reductions in consumption. ABC PM: True cost of desalination plant […]

Subterranean Apartments

We have a collection of photos below showing how developers are increasing apartment density by sinking apartments underground! The photos below are of an apartment complex corner of Berkley and Tower Streets in Doncaster adjacent to the Westfield Shopping Centre. Sunken living areas have been a measure employed to conceal the true height of a building […]

Will Suburbia Apartment Vacancies saw like the CBD?

The Age painted a dim picture with their article below December 17th. It begs the question, will the same occur in places like Doncaster where both high rise and Medium density apartments are being build en-mass. Talking to the developers you get mixed stories, some say it all sells, others research shows entry level products […]

Construction Noise – when is it allowed?

If you are living next to or close to a construction, there are rules to when they can make noise such as power tools or machinery. Allowed operating hours are Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 8.00 pm and Weekends and Public Holidays are 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. If they start before these times […]