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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 […]

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 […]

COUNCIL FUNDING DOOMED RAILWAY CAMPAIGN

 Manningham council are wasting a further $20,000 of municipal funds in a futile rail  campaign, in addition to the $40,000 spent last year, to keep the dream of a railway to  Doncaster Hill alive, promote local and overseas investment and give a false hope to  Doncaster commuters. Council had already been advised that a railway […]

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 […]

Leading Law Firm Confirms Councils and RTA Can Be Liable for Deaths and Injuries on Shared Bicycle Paths

No Speed Limits – No Risk Analysis or Duty of Care – No Insurance Cover – No Identification Required for Cyclists – No Means of Enforcement “Councils Must Build Dedicated Bicycle Paths – Footpaths Are For Pedestrians” Leading law firm Slater and Gordon has been retained by the Pedestrian Council of Australia to provide advice […]