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MELBOURNE’S RAILWAYS IN STATE OF DISREPAIR

The state government funding program for the maintenance of existing rail infrastructure and building the MMP tunnel and its proposed extensions, such as the lines to West Doncaster and Melbourne Airport, “is so fanciful that it may as well have had a dozen tatts lotto tickets attached to it”…analogy by previous transport minister Terrence Mulder The Victorian […]

LIGHT RAIL – DONCASTER TO CITY VIA FREEWAY

The Victorian Transport Action Group (VTAG), an independent forum of transport experts from various disciplines, shares a vision of a highly mobile Melbourne with an increased population being effectively and sustainably serviced by a versatile, strategically expanded public transport network. In this paper VTAG proposes Route 100 as a solution for the car dependent and congested North-Eastern suburbs. Route 100 […]

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 […]

Japanese Ingenuity – Save your plastic – Run your Car, Heat your House.

Man Invents machine to turn household WASTE plastic into oil, IN YOUR HOME ! And save 80% of CO2 Emissions compared to burning the rubbish. When an invention like this is already up and working why don’t our governments have them installed everywhere….instead of taxing  us  on emissions? Japanese Ingenuity — Save your plastic, bags, foam, bottles, wrappers […]

CITIES ON THE VERGE OF A LIGHT RAIL REVIVAL

“Light Rail Transit (LRT) provides cities with a high quality, medium-capacity public transport technology with higher performance, capacity and passenger comfort than traditional street Bus and Tram systems, but at lower per-kilometre capital cost than heavy rail” by Scott Martin, Track Signal Magazine The Victorian Transport Action Group’s (VTAG) detailed plan for a Doncaster Light Rail […]

APARTMENT GLUT HINDERS RESALE PROSPECTS

Apartment resale results on Doncaster Hill are unlikely to improve with the neighbouring Box Hill Activity High Rise Centre, with its superior infrastructure including Train, Tram and Bus interchange, a world class public Hospital and Tafe College, now under construction. The lack of infrastructure and the large number now being sold overseas are among the […]

AVERAGE CAR EMITS FOUR TONNES OF CO2 YEARLY

Every litre of petrol that is burned produces about 2.4 kg of CO2. One litre of petrol (that weighs about (0.75 kg) but produces about 2.4 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) The bottom line: the more fuel you use‚ the more CO2 you produce. If you’re a motorist who drives 20,000 km each year‚ you’re emitting approximately four tonnes of CO2 per year that’s about three […]

DONCASTER MONORAIL A VIABLE TRANSPORT LINK

HIGH SPEED MONORAIL TO SOUTHERN CROSS STATION Eight-carriage trains every three minutes: Providing the long-awaited high-capacity public transport link to Doncaster from the Melbourne CBD. The following travel time is likely: Flinders Street – Doncaster Hill: About 18 km in 18 minutes. (Click on Photos to enlarge) Beats the Doncaster Rail Option: The high capacity monorail is more […]

DONCASTER RAIL MAYBE SOMETIME MAYBE NEVER

A Railway Station on Doncaster Hill was not even considered in the report’s recommendations below due to its impracticality and the huge costs involved. The reports do not mention the cost of deviating the South Morang line, required before the Doncaster line could be connected, estimated to be about the same as building a rail […]

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 […]