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Doris Tran

BOX HILL CENTRE A CITY OF TINY CONCRETE BOXES

This is for those interested in the future of Box Hill Major Activity Centre.  As far as I am concerned it is a total disaster and somewhere to stay away from.  Last time I went to check it I noticed there were two policemen on bicycles so I stopped and asked them what they were doing and they […]

LONDONERS SKATED WHEN THAMES RIVER FROZE

FROM DESERTS AND GLACIERS TO GRASSLANDS AND FORESTS The world has continued to get warmer since the Little Ice Age (about 1400-1700 AD), the period when they skated on the Thames River, and will likely continue to warm for another 200-300 years, in stops and starts, towards a max temp roughly matching the Medieval Warm […]

NO GRADE SEPARATION IN WESTFIELD EXPANSION

LACK OF PLAN TO SEPARATE BUSES COULD STYMIE AMENDMENT REQUEST In June 2013, Manningham engineers advised that a grade-separation of Buses through Doncaster Hill would be required. “Plans have yet to be completed but it is likely, given the area topography, a combination of both bridges and tunnels would be needed to achieve the desired […]

MICRO CHIPS TRACK DOWN SOURCE OF BIN MISUSE

On board cameras can monitor the contents of each bin as it is emptied into the waste truck. The micro chips, located in the front of the garden and recycle bins under where the lid closes, then records and identifies the address of the bins contaminated with inappropriate material.  Industry experts had predicted that the […]

STREETCAR DESIRED BUT TRAIN MUST COME FIRST

The Manningham Transport Committee have decided not to pursue a light rail extension from North Balwyn to Doncaster Hill because it believed it would compromise attempts to secure heavy rail to the City via the Eastern freeway. But it had already been decided long ago it would be buses only for Doncaster Hill and Manningham […]

GREEN HILL SCHEME WOULD HAVE COST MILLIONS

The plan for Doncaster Hill to become a self-sustaining village with wind turbines and solar panels on apartment buildings could have increased the purchase price of apartments by as much as ten per cent with a zero impact on global warming had Manningham Council not scrapped the plan. Lord Monckton speedometer shows a 15 years […]

DRIVEWAY CROSS FALL MUST MATCH ROAD SLOPE

Manningham Council have approved this roller coaster footpath in the front of the five storey apartment development at  8-10 Hepburn Road, Doncaster despite objections from residents.         “Angela”, who lives close to the  building, contacted Councillor Dot Haynes who declared that if the footpath did not to conform to regulations it would have […]

COUNCILLOR ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

Candidate information sessions at 7 pm in Council Chambers         On the 17th of August and the 12th & 14th of September.      Manningham Council elections will be held on the 22nd of October 2016. To be eligible a candidate must be listed on council voters role. Postal Election Candidate Handbook  from […]

FORMER COUNCIL PLANNER DROPS BOMB ON DDO8

John Joyner, highly regarded ex senior planning officer at Manningham council, now the principal of Melbourne Planning Outcomes (MPO), has been engaged as the planning consultant for Anne Wang c/-Jiakun Li (designer), the applicant for a three storey development at 51-53 Beverley Street, East Doncaster, to assist at a VCAT hearing in September this year. […]

DONCASTER HIGHEST BUILDING WELL ADVANCED

The “Magnolia” a 15 storey apartment tower under construction in Hepburn Road, corner of Short Street will be the highest building in Doncaster when completed later this year. The maximum height of the project is proposed at 46.1 metres above the natural ground level to the highest point. This proposal  3D Views 20hepburn  on Doncaster Hill was […]