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Doris Tran

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 […]

AUSSIE GROUP TO BUILD MITCHELL ST PROPOSAL

CBRE the sellimg agents have confirmed that Pace Development Group have purchased the land at Mitchell St in the Jackson Court Activity Centre for over $13 Million, approx $3,550 per sqm The sale to Pace Development Goup, its Managing Director Shane Wilkinson pictured left, comes more than 12 months after the Manningham Leader had reported […]

LOWER RISE APARTMENT HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE

“In any urban area, no matter how dense, keep the majority of buildings to four storeys or less. It is possible that certain buildings should exceed this limit, but they should never be buildings for human habitation. High rise living takes people away from the ground and away from the casual, everyday society that occurs on […]

EXPERTS DIFFER ON ARTERIAL TRAFFIC VOLUMES

The table below left, from a study first conducted in 2001, showed existing traffic volumes along Doncaster Road plus forecast volumes in future years leading up to 2021. Earlier, in November 2000, Manningham Council had released a high-rise strategy plan called Doncaster Hill Strategy 2021             The study forecast

DONCASTER HILL NOT FRIENDLY TO PEDESTRIANS

Doncaster Hill resident John Stanford wrote; “Pedestrians who reside west of Tram Road and wish to travel by Bus to Box Hill and beyond must either risk crossing Tram road to a bus stop opposite or take the safe option and walk up to the Doncaster Road crossing and back to a bus stop on […]

PEDESTRIANS A MEASURE OF IDEAL URBAN SPACES

“Artists, philosophers, urban planners and architects have been dreaming, writing about and drawing ‘ideal cities’ for hundreds of years…In most of these visions the pedestrian is the measure of ideal urban spaces.”  From European Cooperation in Science and Technology (Methorst 2010, p.34) Tracy D. Writes.. “Council have not provided the proper facilities for walking and cycling […]