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DONCASTER HILL BYPASS ROUTE TO BE CHANGED

Manningham Council had planned to create a bypass road through the residential streets south of Doncaster Hill to help ease congestion on Doncaster Road. Hepburn Road was to be extended across Clay Drive through to Tram Road via Frederick and Merlin Streets to carry south bound traffic but it now appears that the extension can […]

TWO STOREY PLUS BASEMENT WALL MAKES THREE

“Framing a policy for a more preferred community outcome, while prescribing regulations you know will enable something entirely different and far less acceptable, is not in good faith”. ……Comment from B.J. An apartment development, currently under construction in East Doncaster, is one of several developments being built that would not be approved today under the […]

PARKING DEARTH A BLIGHT ON DONCASTER HILL

“Cars are everywhere. They take us to work, shop and play. They monopolise our streets and roadways and mould the landscape to their insistent demands” ….Graeme Davison The shortage of off- street parking spaces on Doncaster Hill is proving to be a nightmare. Manningham council, who have limited parking spaces available in its own parking areas on […]

THREE STOREY TOWNHOUSE SCHEME WITHDRAWN

“three storey townhouses are not supported by the Municipal Strategic Statement” Residents of leafy Beverley Street, East Doncaster 3109, breathed a sigh of relief when they were informed by the the Manningham Planning Department that a recent application for a three, partial fourth storey apartment/townhouse development at number 51, had been withdrawn. This was after […]

COUNCIL EXECUTIVE WAGE BILL INCREASED BY 7%

The total wage bill for Manningham CEO and four executives was increased by $78, 298, from $1,106,771 to $1,185, 009 effective from the 30th of June 2014. This was equal to an increase on total wages of approximately seven per cent from the previous year. If the 7% wage increase was constant, using the exponential […]

CEO COULD AMEND DDO8 BY THE STROKE OF A PEN

Unless there are changes to the DDO8 schedule to reflect council’s policy of restricting buildings to two and three storeys, in prescribed areas of Sub-precincts A and B, council’s policy will continue to be challenged by applications for three, four and even five storey buildings throughout these areas. Such buildings, besides their       […]

SEWER PLANT WOULD HAVE STYMIED SALE OF EGC

“waste water was to be harvested from the trunk sewage main at the golf course” Sewer Mine & Treatment Plant (550-650 Kl/d) Storage Tank (1 ml)  &  Pumping Station The Manningham -Yarra Valley Water proposal, to locate a sewer mining plant on the Eastern Golf Club land, was the result of a MOU between the two […]

RESIDENT WANTS STOREYS LIMITED IN SCHEDULE

A recent Vcat decision has prompted calls for council’s height to storey policy in the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS), be clearly prescribed in the DDO8 Schedule like other councils. Heights-in-Kingston-43_02s19_king      Heights-in-Boroondara-Activity-Centre-Schedule      Bayside The MSS policy in regard to storeys in sub- precincts A & B, is as follows; Only two storey developments will […]

COUNCIL MUST LOWER HEIGHT FOR TWO STOREYS

The concerns there would be overdevelopment on small blocks after Manningham Council refused to amend the DDO8 schedule and prescribe a lower  height than ten metres for two storey developments, in precinct B or on smaller sites in precinct A, now appear justified after Council had its decision to reject a three storey proposal at 88 […]

NOBBLED FIRB CREATING RECORD HOUSE PRICES

FIRB IN LIMBO AS FIRST HOME BUYERS ARE FORCED TO CITY FRINGES    Foreign Investment Review Board, under the control of politicians and bureaucrats and not equipped to curb foreign investment in established properties, is forcing housing prices out of reach of local purchasers. The Australian has revealed that the FIRB had not prosecuted a single […]