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High Density developments

High-density housing reflects dense government thinking

A very pertinent article written by Dr Tony Recsei president of the Save Our Suburbs community group (NSW Branch). Thanks to Mary Drost for sharing it today – Well worth reading. Citizens in Australia’s major cities are becoming increasingly unhappy about what they perceive as the escalating deterioration in their quality of life – traffic […]

Are we alone in our struggle ? Don’t you believe it…

You might think that our struggle is very specific, very local. Maybe only because of the Doncaster Hill strategy, or only because of DD08 Zoning… well you would be very wrong. …Read on for a list of over 120 groups in Victoria alone… You see over the last couple of weeks alone,  we have received […]

Maidstone residents rail at ‘inconsistent’ VCAT rulings

Another Example of how difficult it is to deal with development proposals and VCAT. And another example of why anyone fighting over developments should attend our VCAT appeals workshop Thursday Aug 25th. This article in the Maribynong weekly Maidstone residents rail at ‘inconsistent’ VCAT rulings …MAIDSTONE residents have, within the space of two days, won […]

Less Developments in Side Streets: 17% will do it.

Following on from yesterday’s proof that we don’t need high density apartments in DD08 and side streets, lets consider today, how little development is needed in side streets at all. Less than 17% more of the 6080 DD08 sites, do actually need to be developed as town houses to achieve the growth Manningham council has […]

Planning for Growth – Achieved Without High Density Apartments ?

There is a big push in Manningham to be ready for the growth that the state Government has pushed upon us in the 2030 plan. But really, how much growth is needed ? Could it be achieved without High Density apartments ?    HELL YEAH ! Well Manningham Council has shown us what is needed, but […]

First of the planned 10 storeys apartments to be built and occupied on the Doncaster Hill activity centre.

Affordable Housing 95-97 Tram Road Doncaster : 98 apartments and 130 car spaces ( As seen on ABC News) The 10-storey development includes 48 one-bedroom apartments, 30 two-bedroom apartments and 20 three-bedroom apartments. This will be the first of the planned 10 storeys apartments to be built and occupied on the Doncaster Hill activity centre. […]

State Planning MP lowers height limit

“reasonable residential development in residential areas that adjoin activity centres”. Council and community heard on Boronia planning. Well here’s some encouraging news, you may have seen the Boronia Community fight on Channel 7 news a week ago, or heard them before that. They are tackling the same issues we are, and are a step or […]

MP Marry Wooldridge now knows Curlew Court and DD08 zoning a little better.

Doncaster Member of Parliament Mary Wooldridge came good on her offer to see Curlew Court first hand today. Hopefully Mary can assist in our fight to keep most of Curlews’ existing character. After all Mary is part of the state government, and DD08 zone regulations belong to the State Government. Curlew is of course, just […]

Manningham Planning Dept recommend to approve Curlew 5-7, because it suits the neighborhood character.

The report from Maningham Planning Dept talks about how well it meets the planning rules, then explains how it doesn’t but that’s OK because it suits the neighborhood character.        NO it does Not ! EVEN AFTER  Ian Wood gave them lots of non-compliance issues ! Early in the piece they explain how they want the […]

Tell it to the State Gov. Planners.

We were Happy to see this invite arrive in the email today.. “Have your say on improving Victoria’s planning system” Your submission must be in by August 31st ! – use our samples below. Why are we happy ? well as I have said previously The apartment development issue, (and the greater DD08 zone issue,) […]