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Sewage Time is Tight

There’s a lot of debate going around on the Doncaster Sewage plant  right now, here’s a quick update from Fiona. One crazy thing is the Manningham council are proposing to vote on it days BEFORE the EPA report is available… stay tuned.. I have been informed by Manningham Planning Officers that their report will be […]

Whose job is it to identify major building code failures?

Does it sound wrong to you that professional architects could design a 17 storey building, have it  reviewed by Manningham Councils’ Planning Dept,  and none of them pick up that there needs to be two or three fire escapes to meet the building regs, when there was only one ? An how the one fire […]

recycled water uses regs & sustainability.

This Plumbers Industry Association document advises how the Grey  / recycled water must be handled, such as that coming from the proposed Doncaster recycle plant. ( Class A recycled water as shown in the table below.)   It is important to notice the irelevence of such a small plant when there are so many big […]

Water Need, Costs, Alternatives.

Just how important will the water contribution of the proposed Doncaster sewage treatment plant be?       Less than 0.1% of the Desal Plant… And at what cost? It has been superceded by the Desal, & you are already paying for that. Three details worthy of note below: EPA residential Buffer zones around this site are 200m […]

EPA guidelines say Don’t

Further confirmation that the Doncaster Sewer plant is proposed in the wrong place… this was sent in by Stephen. Reading Yarra Valleys Waters application to the EPA (dated May 2012) seeking approval for the Doncaster Hill Treatment Plant, raises more questions, than answers. Buffer zones are designed to protect inappropriate land uses from colliding. Nothing […]

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 […]