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“Core of my heart, my country! Her pitiless blue sky, When, sick at heart, around us, We see the cattle die, But then the grey clouds gather, And we can bless again, The drumming of an army, the steady soaking rain”. Excerpt from the poem My Country by Dorothy Mackellar written in 1904 when she […]

Cycle Manningham – Lets Promote Secure Bicycle parking.

Do you think we could get  a plan together between council and transport groups to devise, and promote some where we could ride to, and then leave our bikes while we take the bus to work for the day? How about places the Kids an leave their bikes safely, then jump on the bus to […]

Japanese Ingenuity – Save your plastic – Run your Car, Heat your House.

Man Invents machine to turn household WASTE plastic into oil, IN YOUR HOME ! And save 80% of CO2 Emissions compared to burning the rubbish. When an invention like this is already up and working why don’t our governments have them installed everywhere….instead of taxing  us  on emissions? Japanese Ingenuity — Save your plastic, bags, foam, bottles, wrappers […]

Building Next Door – What Should You Put Up With? Crane Safety?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it Legal for them to crane large items across your property, when they haven’t enough room on their site? NO – but they do… What protective barriers or exclusion […]

Draft Tunstall Square Structure Plan DeJa Vu, Meet Nov27th

I am sure you are all mindful of this, but as a resident living near Westfield Doncaster that went to the first public meeting held by Manningham Council on its “vision” for the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre I would recommend that residents be vigilant on what the final outcome will become. As soon as the […]

SOS Poll Victorian Planning in ‘crisis’ – election candidates and community agree

Our RAIDID group are one of many,  many,  around the country, monitoring and challenging local governments on Planning and Amenity issues. Save Our Suburbs (S.O.S,) is doing the Same, but at a State level – challenging the machine that is State Politics, VCAT, and other bodies that impact Amenity. SOS have just released their initial findings […]

Building Next Door – what should you put up with? Blocked Driveways ?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it OK for them to place safety bollards over the entire street blocking residents from parking for months on end ? Even on Sundays when they are not working? […]

Is this the Worst Overshadowing Ever?

I was very surprised to see this in South Melbourne Last week.  42 Albert st. South Melbourne. I haven’t found the history on it yet, but it does look like something that had to be kept due to heritage or such… If you look closely, the building on the right is Szencorp -“sustainable developments”, promoting […]

Bike Paths in Manningham

If you look at the VicRoads Bicycle path map below you will see that there are a lot of proposed paths in Manningham, but mostly there is no path from A to B. There are a dozen “Green’ exclusive bike lanes – but most last under 2 km long – then become shared again.  Our […]