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DONCASTER HILL PED&CYCLE PLAN ABANDONED

Despite being endorsed by Councillors and approved by council engineers, after years of promoting the shared path circuit plan with expensive brochures and consultation etc., Manningham council had abandoned the scheme in 2009 due to safety concerns thought to have arisen from the excessive slopes of the area. Unfortunately all that is left of the […]

TUNSTALL SQUARE FOUR STOREY PLAN OVERDONE

“FOR THE MINDLESS PURPOSE OF PROVIDING EVEN MORE APARTMENTS”  Only seven of the fifty three submissions council received from residents, regarding shop-top residential development, were totally in favor of the concept. The majority of submitters did not support  increasing building heights to four storeys because the large increase in the number of apartments, up to three […]

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 […]

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THREE STOREY TOWNHOUSE SCHEME WITHDRAWN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that a recent application for a three, partial fourth storey apartment/townhouse development at number 51, had been withdrawn.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 […]

DONCASTER RD PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS UNLIKELY

Although Manningham City Council, had planned  grade separating the pedestrian crossing at Frederick Street and/or Council Street in the planning of the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre, it was never feasible due to design and funding constraints. Any construction of new pedestrian overpasses would have to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) which requires low […]

MORE GRIDLOCK FOR CAR DRIVEN DONCASTER

Motorists are at standstill almost a minute for every kilometer traveled according to VicRoads peak hour time delay data in the article by Aleks Devic of the Heraldsun. Doncaster motorists could find themselves stationary for even longer periods due to the lack public transport options with Manningham being the only metropolitan municipality without a train […]

Building Next Door – what should you put up with? Blocked Driveways ?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it OK for them to place safety bollards over the entire street blocking residents from parking for months on end ? Even on Sundays when they are not working? […]

WESTFIELD TO PROVIDE MORE ONSITE PARKING

A parking tower development will compensate for the closure of  temporary offsite parking areas and help relieve pressure on side streets and the Municipal grounds.  Westfield have a planning permit to develop the land on the eastern side of the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre at 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster with a new freestanding five level car park […]

STUDY SHOWS WHY EAST WEST LINK IS NEEDED

A new travel time study has revealed the extent of congestion across the north of the city The study carried out in May 2014 included 400 trips along the East West Link project corridor over a two week period, to provide a detailed understanding of existing travel times. Traffix Group Pty Ltd, who carried out this […]