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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 […]

HILL SMART ENERGY PLAN NOW A BLURRED VISION

The Doncaster Hill Vision, “The Jewel In The Crown” of the failed 2030 program, originally hailed as a futuristic 21st century urban precinct with local investors expected to flock to it, is now being bailed out by foreign developers using their overseas intermediaries to sell small apartments. The following propaganda article published in 2009 by […]

FIRB HANDS OFF POLICY ON OVERSEAS INVESTORS

“ALL THAT FIRB HAVE TO DO IS TO REVERT TO THE RULES IN FORCE IN 2007/8”  Below is a letter we received from Arnold who preferred to remain anonymous. We bought our property in Richmond in early 2008. I am a British citizen married to a born-and-bred Australian. We bought the house jointly and without […]

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 […]

SEWER PLANT WOULD HAVE STYMIED SALE OF EGC

“waste water was to be harvested from the trunk sewage main at the golf course” Sewer Mine & Treatment Plant (550-650 Kl/d) Storage Tank (1 ml)  &  Pumping Station The Manningham -Yarra Valley Water proposal, to locate a sewer mining plant on the Eastern Golf Club land, was the result of a MOU between the two […]

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 […]

SOS Poll Victorian Planning in ‘crisis’ – election candidates and community agree

Our RAIDID group are one of many,  many,  around the country, monitoring and challenging local governments on Planning and Amenity issues. Save Our Suburbs (S.O.S,) is doing the Same, but at a State level – challenging the machine that is State Politics, VCAT, and other bodies that impact Amenity. SOS have just released their initial findings […]

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 […]

VICTORIAN CORRUPTION BODY A PAPER TIGER

 A promise was  made before the 2010 election, by the then opposition leader, that an Independent- Broad-Based- Anti corruption – Commission (IBAC), closely modeled on the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), would be established. The IBAC  has very little power by comparison, containing a narrow definition of corrupt conduct. For example,  “being conduct that would, […]