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Barbara Carlisle

ALL DAY PARKING FOR CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES

If Manningham is genuinely concerned about relieving the pressure on the 400  parking spaces available at the Park and Ride facility, which also caters for City bound commuters from neighbouring Boroondara area, it must provide alternative areas for long stay parking. One method could be to allow long stay parking in side streets adjacent to […]

POLLUTANTS THAT COME OUT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

The major car pollutants are carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide and particulates. Most pollutants come from the exhausts but brake pads, tires, oil, grease, anti-freeze, hydraulic fluids, and a number of cleaning agents can also contribute pollutants to the environment While the government does monitor pollutants, these measurements bear little resemblance to the […]

HATS OFF TO THOSE WHO KEPT ON WEARING HATS

BARE HEADED—-THE BRAVE NEW ERA When ever you see a photo of a crowd from around the turn of the last century, up until the 1960’s, it seemed that practically every man and most women were wearing a hat regardless of their economic status or profession. When did the wearing of hats become unpopular? After […]

SECOND HAND APARTMENTS CHEAPER THAN EVER

High Rental Ratio To Purchase Price But No Capital Gain Apartments may seem an attractive purchase because of their higher rent yield to purchase price ratio but the short term gain is nullified by the absence of any long term capital gain. In the period since 2011, Doncaster asking prices have fallen by as much as […]

NEW APARTMENT DESIGN STANDARDS IN VICTORIA

LIGHT, SPACE AND STORAGE FOR ALL NEW APARTMENTS? The long-awaited standards, announced on Friday, effective from March 17 next year, will put an end to apartments with small rooms without windows, borrowed light or “Gun Barrel” designs, where a window to a room is located at the end of a long corridor. With the new […]

WYNNE SHOWS CONTEMPT FOR PANEL AND PUBLIC

“Halfway through its term, Victorian Labor has joined the big-city development camp. Labor’s strategy is to side with vested interests while pretending to listen to rising resident concerns about rampant development. But packed public meetings across the metropolitan area are demanding greater development regulation, pitting residents against big capital, unions and compliant gov’t”. Michael Buxton […]

VCAT REJECT THREE STOREY IN BEVERLEY STREET

Tribunal Comments: “In reference to the height (10m), it is recognised that the desirability of providing some flexibility for design outcomes that might include, for example, the need to accommodate varied topographical conditions that are a characteristic feature in Manningham, pitched roof forms, architectural features or even a recessive third storey element”.  “Thus, I consider […]

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY EMERGING HEALTH ISSUES

Nearly one third of Australian adults are suffering vitamin D deficiency according to a study involving more than 11,000 adults from around the country. This is the first national study to evaluate the vitamin D status of Australians. Greatest risk for deficiency were women, elderly and obese, people doing less than 2.5 hours of physical activity […]

ELECTED COUNCILLORS SIGN THE OATH OF OFFICE

PUBLIC IMAGE AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS I recognise that Councillors play a key role, both individually and collectively, in maintaining a positive public image and in preserving public confidence in the Council. I will: a) use my best endeavours to build and maintain sound and productive working relationships with fellow Councillors (b) refrain from actions that […]

CITY TO HILL TRAFFIC USE ELGAR RD SIDE STREETS

Distance and direction websites are now recommending Elgar Road via sides streets such as Frank, Hanke, Boyd and  Eildon Streets for inward bound vehicles accessing Doncaster Hill instead of via the more direct route on Doncaster Road because the high rise apartment towers have no alternative access exit facility other than from Doncaster Road, an […]