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HILL PROJECTS ON HOLD AS UNIT PRICES DECLINE

Oversupply, poor transport, tougher lending conditions and higher mortgage rates, particularly for investor loans, are contributing to the free fall in Doncaster Hill apartment prices. Median property valuations in Melbourne and Sydney are expected to drop by up to $1000 a week this year with additional falls in 2019, Shane Oliver, chief economist of AMP Capital, […]

CAR DEPENDENCY THE DONCASTER HILL DILEMMA

 TRAFFIC CONSULTANT’S REMARKS AND RECOMMENDATION “A strategy based largely on car dependency (or existing travel patterns) to service future development is likely to return back to pre-1997 congestion levels on main roads through the study area. However, the performance of these scenarios is unsatisfactory in the PM Peak periods and as such demonstrates the need […]

CIRCULAR PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS WAS PROPOSED

PRECINCT 8, (Intersection of Doncaster Road and Tram Road), Pedestrian Overpass Council’s Draft Urban Masterplan suggests that this key intersection should have a strong pedestrian function. A pedestrian overpass is proposed as a means of connecting and unifying this busy node. Any overpass must be outstanding in terms of its design as this is the […]

BUS LANES TAKE CENTRE STRIP PLANNED FOR RAIL

“You can rule out Doncaster rail to the City via the freeway because Vic Roads want the the median strip reserved for dedicated Bus lanes”.  26/8/2016                                                    The release of the […]

N.E. LINK MEANS MORE CARS….LESS TRAIN TRAVEL

NORTH EAST LINK TO SHIFT 25 K RAIL PASSENGERS A DAY TO CARS “The project would contribute to an increase in car trips and reduction in public transport trips across the network. Because of the location of the project, it competes most directly with sections of the rail network, principally the Hurstbridge, Mernda, Upfield and […]

BOX HILL CENTRE A CITY OF TINY CONCRETE BOXES

This is for those interested in the future of Box Hill Major Activity Centre.  As far as I am concerned it is a total disaster and somewhere to stay away from.  Last time I went to check it I noticed there were two policemen on bicycles so I stopped and asked them what they were doing and they […]

NO GRADE SEPARATION IN WESTFIELD EXPANSION

LACK OF PLAN TO SEPARATE BUSES COULD STYMIE AMENDMENT REQUEST In June 2013, Manningham engineers advised that a grade-separation of Buses through Doncaster Hill would be required. “Plans have yet to be completed but it is likely, given the area topography, a combination of both bridges and tunnels would be needed to achieve the desired […]

COUNCIL MISQUOTED THE HILL DISTANCE TO CITY

But the website of the “Nest at the Hill”, a major apartment development opposite Westfield shopping centre, at 642 Doncaster Road, Doncaster Hill, have made no bones about accurately stating that the complex is a 18.9 km driving distance from the Melbourne CBD (actually the GPO) and 2.4 km from Park and Ride,  on western […]

COUNCIL BANS SHOPPING TROLLEYS AT HIGH RISE

“If Manningham council are serious about a behavior change and want to encourage more people to walk on Doncaster Hill, they should provide areas near high rise apartments where shopping trolleys could be stationed and collected after use instead of shoppers having to wheel them all the way back, via unfriendly pedestrian crossings, 300 metres […]

EXPERTS DIFFER ON ARTERIAL TRAFFIC VOLUMES

The table below left, from a study first conducted in 2001, showed existing traffic volumes along Doncaster Road plus forecast volumes in future years leading up to 2021. Earlier, in November 2000, Manningham Council had released a high-rise strategy plan called Doncaster Hill Strategy 2021             The study forecast