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Doris Tran

SAVING OF BACKYARDS AND BOOSTING LIVABILITY?

Garden Area Or Open Space? What Is The Difference?  “An uncovered outdoor area of a dwelling or residential building normally associated with a garden. It includes open entertaining areas, decks, lawns, garden beds, swimming pools, tennis courts and the like. It does not include a driveway, any area set aside for car parking, any building […]

YVCC REDEVELOPMENT FOR DOWNSIZERS+LOCALS

LUXURY THREE BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES ALONG THE YARRA RIVER Link Solutions executive director, Charles Pick, has taken the opportunity to inform our group about their redevelopment proposal at Yarra Valley Country Club (YVCC) in Bulleen, which is over 67 acres in size. The proposal has recently been supported by the City of Manningham to be referred […]

N.E. LINK MEANS MORE CARS….LESS TRAIN TRAVEL

NORTH EAST LINK TO SHIFT 25 K RAIL PASSENGERS A DAY TO CARS “The project would contribute to an increase in car trips and reduction in public transport trips across the network. Because of the location of the project, it competes most directly with sections of the rail network, principally the Hurstbridge, Mernda, Upfield and […]

KEW TO DONCASTER TRAIN HAD THE GREEN LIGHT

STANDING COMMITEE RECOMMENDED RAILWAY.LINE TO DONCASTER 1928 “terminating on the east side of Council street, opposite the shire hall” Reporting on its inquiry into the many proposals which have been made for the provision of railway facilities for the Doncaster and Warrandyte districts, the Railways Standing Committee yesterday recommended to the Legislative Assembly the construction […]

SOLAR INCENTIVE AFTER CLOSURE OF HAZELWOOD

SOLAR FEED-IN TARIFFS TO REMAIN HIGH  AS VICTORIA CLOSES POWER STATION The Victorian government has just made a move unprecedented in recent Australian solar history – they have moved to mandate a higher minimum solar feed in rate than what was previously on offer. From 1 July 2017, the new mandatory minimum rate for solar […]

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 […]