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March 2014

Self Containment of Travel Within an LGArea

Manningham  is the Third Lowest Local Government Area, ( LGA,) when it comes to living and working in the same area. A significant reason that most people in Manningham rely on car travel.  Self-containment of travel Self-containment shows the proportion of work journeys that originate and end in the same local area. High self-containment is […]


The Melbourne Metropolitan Project (MMP), will now be known as The Rail Capacity Project. There has not been a commitment of funding from the current Federal government… Federal government rules out funding for Melbourne Airport rail-link Baillieu-Mulder_-_Groundbreaking_transport_links_to_transform_Melbourne The PPP (Public Private Partnership) discussed below for the

Westfield parking tower – unlikely capacity

There are currently approx 287 car spaces in the car park in which the new Westfield Parking tower is to be located. They claim 854 spaces but it appears they have not deducted the number of spaces displaced. It would be hard for outsiders to accurately calculate without knowing its exact position.

More About Bus Tunnels and Bridges

Comments below from Nick and Con was posted today re Bus Tunnels and Bridges, and they had some Interesting Cycling and Pedestrian info to share with it… DH Ped&Cycl Plan First Proposed                        Revised Ped & cycle circuit plan Doncaster Hill was a

Completions Since Doncaster Hill Strategy Approved in 2002 – Not good for Trains

It is hard to justify spending 4- 6 Billion Dollars on a Doncaster Hill Station with only seven apartment buildings completed since 2002. DoncasterRailStudy_Phase1RecommDraft_CHAP6 There are no Doncaster Hill developments currently under construction. Apart from 7-11 Berkley Street, completed in December 2013, the last development finished  was the Madison in June 2012. See below

Localy Employed and Method of travel to work – Manningham

  City of Manningham Residents’ place of work 36,052, or 67.8% of the City of Manningham’s working residents travel outside of the area to work. Where do the City of Manningham’s residents go to work? Journey to Work data shows how many residents work locally, and how many commute out of the area and where […]


It is strange Manningham Council now talk about the problem of traffic congestion when their own consultants (GTA) had failed to raise the issue in any of their preliminary studies except for a grade separation for pedestrians…. Manningham engineers advise, with or without the provision of rail at Doncaster Hill, a grade-separation of buses will […]


This was sent in by Richard King, while it’s focus is on Manningham rail, it does explain the bigger picture, particularly funding issues and time frames. I can’t understand why they keep the prospect of a rail service alive, after all the promises and studies etc, most people believe if it were viable it would […]

1 Billion Plan for Monorail to Melbourne Airport in a few years

These articles were in the Age & Sun today… A proposal from private entrepreneur Peter O’Brien  for a driver-less high speed train over the Tullamarine freeway. The Age Plan for monorail to Melbourne Airport The Sun  Bold plan to build $1 billion monorail above the Tullamarine Freeway under way It is said to be cheaper […]

Rail Phase one Study Recommendtions

In case you wanted to know what the Study for Manningham’s rail had achieved so far, you can find the entire indexed documents here: