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Barbara Carlisle

RESIDENTS RALLY AGAINST CAR STACKER PARKING

MECHANICAL PARKING PROPOSED TO ENABLE MORE UNITS A developer of a town house development at 15 Glendale Avenue, Templestowe wants to install car stacker parking in 8 single garages so that the space saved can be put towards extra units on the land. Stacker parking in new developments is only acceptable where normal parking cannot […]

HIGH DENSITY PLANNED IN MANNINGHAM STREETS

HIGHER BUILDINGS IN COURTS AND SIDE STREETS New regulations will now require council to address the uncertainty and confusion created by its stubborn refusal to prescribe the number of storeys to be achieved within its mandatory height limits. This is welcome news for community groups, whose previous requests for similar reform had been ignored by Council, […]

WORLD NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP SITE IN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK FINAL DESTINATION FOR NUCLEAR WASTE Viability analysis undertaken has determined that a waste disposal facility could generate more than $100 billion income in excess of expenditure (including a $32 billion reserve fund for facility closure and ongoing monitoring) over the 120-year life of the project (or $51 billion discounted at 4 per […]

BLACK FRIDAY WAS NOT DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING

“THESE FIRES WERE LIT BY THE HAND OF MAN” – JUDGE  L STRETTON According to Forestry Management Victoria, Black Friday, 13th of January 1939, was the culmination of a long, dry and hot summer following  a long drought period  that had lasted several years. Many creeks and rivers had dried up and people living in Melbourne were […]

AUSTRALIA WON’T SIGN UN MIGRATION COMPACT

“The Compact fails to adequately distinguish between people who enter Australia illegally and those who come to Australia the right way, particularly with respect to the provision of welfare and other benefits. It is inconsistent with the management of Australia’s strong and orderly migration program. It is not in Australia’s interest and will not add […]

A THIRD OF HOUSEHOLDS TO OWN ELECTRIC CARS?

NOISE REDUCTION AND IMPROVED AIR QUALITY IN OUR CITY Manningham Council had planned to develop and implement a green electric car program on Doncaster Hill to achieve 15% adoption of green electric vehicles – with the aim to have 1 in 3 households owning an electric car by 2025. It will be our most  efficient […]

IPCC REPORTS BASED ON CORRUPT WARMING DATA

“FREEZING TROPICAL ISLANDS AND BOILING TOWNS” The Audit could scarcely have come at a more embarrassing time for the IPCC who have just released its 2018 Summary for Policy Makers claiming that the global warming crisis is more urgent than ever. McLean’s audit strongly suggests that these claims are based on data that simply cannot […]

OWNERS TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL CLADDING REMOVAL

REGULATORS WHO APPROVED BANNED CLADDING WILL WALK SCOT-FREE Owners will be charged via their rates over a minimum period of ten years, with costs transferred to the new owners if the property is sold. The arrangement will be between owners, lenders and local councils – providing long-term, low-interest loans to pay for building work to rectify […]

SEWER MINE SITE SUBJECT TO FREEWAY APPROVAL

The location of the Sewer Mining Plant in Eram Park, North Box Hill, which is to supply recycled water to the Doncaster Hill high rise apartment scheme, will not be decided until the six lane expansion of the eastern freeway/north east link, adjacent to the proposed site, is approved by the authority. If it is […]

EMBODIED CARBON IN CHEAP OVERSEAS IMPORTS

EMBODIED CARBON IN OUR OVERSEAS COAL EXPORTS The global agreement – to which Australia is a signatory – states that parties “have the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States”. Which means consumers of imported manufactured goods and exporters of fossil fuels […]