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Doris Tran

PARKING DEARTH A BLIGHT ON DONCASTER HILL

“Cars are everywhere. They take us to work, shop and play. They monopolise our streets and roadways and mould the landscape to their insistent demands” ….Graeme Davison The shortage of off- street parking spaces on Doncaster Hill is proving to be a nightmare. Manningham council, who have limited parking spaces available in its own parking areas on […]

THREE STOREY TOWNHOUSE SCHEME WITHDRAWN

“three storey townhouses are not supported by the Municipal Strategic Statement” Residents of leafy Beverley Street, East Doncaster 3109, breathed a sigh of relief when they were informed by the the Manningham Planning Department that a recent application for a three, partial fourth storey apartment/townhouse development at number 51, had been withdrawn. This was after […]

NOBBLED FIRB CREATING RECORD HOUSE PRICES

FIRB IN LIMBO AS FIRST HOME BUYERS ARE FORCED TO CITY FRINGES    Foreign Investment Review Board, under the control of politicians and bureaucrats and not equipped to curb foreign investment in established properties, is forcing housing prices out of reach of local purchasers. The Australian has revealed that the FIRB had not prosecuted a single […]

JACKSON CT TOWER APPROVED BY DELEGATION

MINISTER DUCK SHOVED MAKING DECISION BEFORE ELECTION CLICK ON LINK TO STATE PLANNING AUTHORITY APPROVES MITCHELL STREET  Despite assurances from the office of the minister for planning, Matthew Guy, that community submissions received by his office would be thoroughly examined prior to any resolution, the state planning authority had already been authorised to bypass his […]

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, […]

WESTFIELD TO PROVIDE MORE ONSITE PARKING

A parking tower development will compensate for the closure of  temporary offsite parking areas and help relieve pressure on side streets and the Municipal grounds.  Westfield have a planning permit to develop the land on the eastern side of the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre at 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster with a new freestanding five level car park […]

UNIT PRICES FALL BY 15.8% IN THREE YEARS

Data shows widening gap between the price of apartments and established houses. Latest from SQM Research data for the week ending 30th September, shows vendor asking prices for apartments in Doncaster (post code 3108) had fallen by 15.8% since October 2011, including a drop of 6.1% in just 12 months.  While asking prices for 3 […]