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High Density Planning Review Process C50 before DD08

    How were the Residents involved in the Previous Planning review ?   How will the Current DD08,  C96 review be handled ? Strategy Presented To The Panel: C50 The draft of provisions provided to the panel Nov 2005 document is at odds with Council’s undertaking to the community. Even the Manningham officers report, presented to […]

Stop the sewage in the park

You can help sort this out – easily. this just in from Fiona, one of the Key organisers against this proposed plant. Hi Everyone, I would just like to thank all those who came to the protest – what a success – 3aw, ch7 and ch10 coverage! Check out this video on YouTube of channel […]

In A Stink – Protest

Protest 12.30, 9/7/12 at Manningham Council Offices . Today saw the Channel 10 coverage of a community rally against the sewage plant proposed by Council and Yarra Valley Water at the Tram Road reserve just 25m from established residences. Congratulations to Fiona, Ming, Steve on their presentations to the Applewood community. Thanks Also to the […]

High Density Apartments in side streets, what controls, C96?

The regulations that control how BIG a development in a side street can be, are being reviewed, the last big review was 2005, and now the Manningham council has received State Gov approval to display their next iteration. …Manningham Leader October 2005:  Seven-storey Hill units OK… …..Long term residents of Doncaster Hill have been told […]

Council announcements Hidden in Plain Sight.

A four or more storey apartment block could be built next to you – unless you help tell the council NO – Again ! You might not even get a letter about it, before or after. C96 is the amendment of planning regulations previously discussed as the “Draft Residential Strategy”, and it mostly affects High […]

Queens Avenue – Councilors back residents – NOT Planning Dept.

In a show of the strength of community voices,  the Team behind Pep and Denise, rallied up enough objections (107) and councillor support, to defeat a planning department approval, and change it into a council refusal ! Magnificent !   the proposal for 23 apartments squeezed into a small 1400m2 site, had all the usual markings […]

Misleading consultants, put a spin on Bikes and Hills.

A Picture can tell a thousand words, it can also be very misleading. Here is an interesting Perspective, one from the Leader news paper, and the one the councils’ consultant taken – while standing atop a ladder.

Stand for council – Support is there…

The coming Council elections are in October 2012. They could be your chance to become a community leader,  add direction and your voice to the council.  All state councils will be holding elections. Learn all about the opportunity at a free session Wed July 11th  – see below. or read this Candidate Handbook Melbourne By-Election […]

Council Experts got Covenant protection wrong.

This is a great example that come in last week, shows that you cannot sit back and expect the council or their experts to “Protect you.” Not only were they considering removing the protective covenant, but the expert report they relied on which told them it was OK went against the public proof that was […]

Koonung 2 votes until November – Unfair

The Cries for our fair representation , (our third council vote,) were denied on Tuesday Night. When the residents request to replace Cr Jessica Villareal ASAP was put to the vote – it was a dead locked vote. Half said too close to October elections, others said Koonung has been treated poorly and should be […]