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NINE ONE COUNCILLOR WARDS FOR MANNINGHAM

NINE BALLOT PAPERS TO ELECT NINE WARD COUNCILLORS Despite recommendations to the contrary from both Manningham Council and the Victorian Electoral Commission, the Victorian Government has decided on a single Councillor ward structure for the local government elections in October. It is assumed that the decision made on the eve of the last election, by […]

BUILDING TYPE & STOREYS NOT IN DDO8 SCHEDULE

ONLY ONE METRE BUILDING HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN LARGE AND SMALL BLOCKS According to Manningham policy three storey apartment buildings with a maximum height of ELEVEN metres are “encouraged” on allotments 1800 Sqm or more and two storey town house style developments are prescribed a maximum height of TEN metres, which includes a one metre leeway […]

THIRD PIPE MANDATED WITHOUT PLANT LOCATION

THIRD PIPE COMPLIANCE APPROVAL BASED ON PLANT BEING BUILT ON GOLF LINKS ESTATE By way of background, Manningham, in 2008, had entered into an agreement with Yarra Valley Water and Melbourne Water to develop an integrated approach to water servicing across Doncaster Hill which was to be YVW’s first venture in a built up area. […]

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 […]

BUILT FORM OUT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER

COUNCIL BIAS SIDELINES WINBROOK CRESCENT OWNERS Unit developments have to be well designed, site responsive and must not adversely impact on neighbours, the surrounding environment, streetscape or existing neighbourhood character as per clause 21.05 in the Manningham Strategic Statement  (MSS) of the Manningham Planning Scheme. It seems that the Council have not taken into account […]

COUNCIL MUST BACK CEO PROMISE ON COVENANTS

“Support for covenant removal ONLY within the Doncaster Hill precinct” Council pledge to ninety beneficiaries                                               Advice On Restrictive Covenants “This latter piece of the advice is totally consistent with previous officer advic relating to […]

ALL DAY PARKING FOR CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES

If Manningham is genuinely concerned about relieving the pressure on the 400  parking spaces available at the Park and Ride facility, which also caters for City bound commuters from neighbouring Boroondara area, it must provide alternative areas for long stay parking. One method could be to allow long stay parking in side streets adjacent to […]

ELECTED COUNCILLORS SIGN THE OATH OF OFFICE

PUBLIC IMAGE AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS I recognise that Councillors play a key role, both individually and collectively, in maintaining a positive public image and in preserving public confidence in the Council. I will: a) use my best endeavours to build and maintain sound and productive working relationships with fellow Councillors (b) refrain from actions that […]