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Manningham Council

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 […]

CITY TO HILL TRAFFIC USE ELGAR RD SIDE STREETS

Distance and direction websites are now recommending Elgar Road via sides streets such as Frank, Hanke, Boyd and  Eildon Streets for inward bound vehicles accessing Doncaster Hill instead of via the more direct route on Doncaster Road because the high rise apartment towers have no alternative access exit facility other than from Doncaster Road, an […]

MICRO CHIPS TRACK DOWN SOURCE OF BIN MISUSE

On board cameras can monitor the contents of each bin as it is emptied into the waste truck. The micro chips, located in the front of the garden and recycle bins under where the lid closes, then records and identifies the address of the bins contaminated with inappropriate material.  Industry experts had predicted that the […]

NEW CANDIDATES TO GIVE COUNCIL FRESH BLOOD

If your not happy with the performance of the Manningham Council over the last four years, and want a better representation and communication from your Councillor, you now have the opportunity to vote them out with a total of twenty four new candidates contesting October elections.  TEN NEW CANDIDATES FOR MULLUM MULLUM WARD         […]

LOW INCOME LINK TO LACK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Urban studies show that the lack of employment and shoddy public transportation service go hand in hand as obstacles to improving the economic and social conditions of low-income persons. Outer suburban areas are disadvantaged as the result of Melbourne’s poor public transport infrastructure. A high proportion of low-income households are needing to travel further distances […]

LOCAL GOVT BODY PROHIBITS HOW TO VOTE CARDS

The Legislative Council’s action in banning indicated preferences from how to vote cards, has put paid to the use of dummy candidates but have ignored the main cause of the problem being the “Donkey Vote” which had actually encouraged the use of dummies, (a candidate who gives away a second preference without reciprocation), for candidates drawn […]

COUNCIL MISQUOTED THE HILL DISTANCE TO CITY

But the website of the “Nest at the Hill”, a major apartment development opposite Westfield shopping centre, at 642 Doncaster Road, Doncaster Hill, have made no bones about accurately stating that the complex is a 18.9 km driving distance from the Melbourne CBD (actually the GPO) and 2.4 km from Park and Ride,  on western […]

STREETCAR DESIRED BUT TRAIN MUST COME FIRST

The Manningham Transport Committee have decided not to pursue a light rail extension from North Balwyn to Doncaster Hill because it believed it would compromise attempts to secure heavy rail to the City via the Eastern freeway. But it had already been decided long ago it would be buses only for Doncaster Hill and Manningham […]

GREEN HILL SCHEME WOULD HAVE COST MILLIONS

The plan for Doncaster Hill to become a self-sustaining village with wind turbines and solar panels on apartment buildings could have increased the purchase price of apartments by as much as ten per cent with a zero impact on global warming had Manningham Council not scrapped the plan. Lord Monckton speedometer shows a 15 years […]

DRIVEWAY CROSS FALL MUST MATCH ROAD SLOPE

Manningham Council have approved this roller coaster footpath in the front of the five storey apartment development at  8-10 Hepburn Road, Doncaster despite objections from residents.         “Angela”, who lives close to the  building, contacted Councillor Dot Haynes who declared that if the footpath did not to conform to regulations it would have […]