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December 2013

Will Suburbia Apartment Vacancies saw like the CBD?

The Age painted a dim picture with their article below December 17th. It begs the question, will the same occur in places like Doncaster where both high rise and Medium density apartments are being build en-mass. Talking to the developers you get mixed stories, some say it all sells, others research shows entry level products […]

Construction Noise – when is it allowed?

If you are living next to or close to a construction, there are rules to when they can make noise such as power tools or machinery. Allowed operating hours are Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 8.00 pm and Weekends and Public Holidays are 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. If they start before these times […]

East West Link – Doubts over planning strategy after key advisers quit

Follow on from our last article where Roz Hansen advised the MCC to reject the East-West Link, the Age article below, shows how five of the six member panel quit. Doubts over planning strategy after key advisers quit Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/doubts-over-planning-strategy-after-key-advisers-quit-20131212-2z8lz.html#ixzz2nv9c7t8X The Napthine government’s signature planning document has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that […]

East West Link – Roz Hansen tells MCC to reject it.

With the ink barely dry, the new draft planning strategy for Melbourne has been thrown into doubt after its Ministerial advisory panel resigned over key transport concerns.  The panel’s chairwoman, Roz Hansen, has publicly denounced the government’s $6 billion to $8 billion east-west link and called for a state election to give Victorians a choice.   Listen to […]

Living through a Development – Boring

If there is a development going up close by, the utilities might have to run in some bigger pipes and power, if this goes underground, then they might just get BORING. Instead of digging up the entire street, they might dig occasional big holes, and drill or “Bore” in between. this way they only mess […]

Big Building Approved next door what can you do now? Start Growing

Well if VCAT and Council say  it is definately going ahead, what can you do? 1. Move out     2. Build a wall      3. Make the most of the time and start growing.    4. Open a multi-storey car parking complex in your street. 3. Start Growing So if you have decided to stay, and plan on […]