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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 […]

Koonung Councilor Resigns – and leaves us stranded.

2012 – May 25th  Jessica Villarreal resigned today as one of the Koonung Ward Councillors! Koonung councilor Jessica Villareal has been Absent much of her time at Manningham Council, and has now resigned after two months leave.  Why is this such a big deal ? because it means for the last six months Koonung has […]

Overload Doncaster – Thiele st – 55 apartments, four Stories, opposite Curlew Court entrance.

Side Street Overload Sign went up yesterday for 55 apartments, four storeys high, in DD08 Precinct A, where only 3 Storeys are intended ! Council planning – Jeff Gower – has been discussing this with the developer for months prior to this, trying to get it to a reasonable starting point…. The fourth storey is […]

Your Gov. Property Planning report – FREE – and access to the Regulations & Zoning rules.

This is a state government site useful for two things: 1. Property Planning report: Location, Zones, aircraft routes, Bushfire rules, etc. 2. It then leads ( eventually,) into the zoning regulation documents, as part of your basic report. These zoning regulation documents are the rule book for Council and VCAT discussions & arguments. Follow – […]

What is your ideal Councilor ?

With Manningham Council elections due in November, we all need to start thinking about what we want to see on offer… Last time around I remember all councilors were against inappropriate developments, but it seems that some councillors have a very different opinion to us on that topic. So obviously Planning and developments are a […]

Clarity & Certainty for all.

This question was posed to the Manningham Council at the April 2012 meeting – it has been taken on notice – we will have to wait and see how well it gets answered… It was Given to Teresa Dominik to answer, as she is now the official head of the Manningham Planning Dept. Teressa also […]

Can you Spot the difference in these regulations.

This comment came in today, I have heard the same line of thought from several people lately. This ineffectiveness of the distinctions between lot sizes and zones is at the core of the problem with the current zoning rules.       I thought it worthy of having it’s own post, do you feel the same way? Why […]

Can we PLEASE get a straight answer ?

I guess it is no surprise that it is hard to get a politician to directly answer the question you asked. Of course there is an issue that is important to you, and you want he answer given clearly, and out in the open for all to hear. But if you are the politician, councilor, […]

Curlew Court – Still no VCAT decision.

Well the latest on the Curlew Court / VCAT is  Simon and Garfunkel’s 1964 folk rock hit, “The sound of silence”  Still nothing at all. It might be that they are struggling for an answer, hopefully the plans are weighing heavily on the member. I have been meaning to look up VCAT and see if […]

Manningham Residential Strategy Moves to the next Level.

Well last night the councilors voted on the res strategy to move into the review period, where we all get to help them with the details and nitty gritty – and please make sure you do…. We all did a lot of work over the last month, reviewing, suggesting changes, and so on. Thanks to […]