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Traffic & Parking

Parking & Traffic reports IGNORE other new Developments.

Did you know, that when developers submit a building application to Council, they can IGNORE Traffic & Parking arising from other previously approved developments ! It is normal practice for the professional Traffic & Parking impact submissions, to exclude the following: Exclude – Existing Council Approved developments – “they might never get built.” Exclude Completed […]

Lane squeeze on Doncaster Rd

What is the Council doing by reducing the number of lanes on Doncaster Rd immediately after the freeway exit from 3 to 2? With these new high density developments, a hill that prohibits walking and bike riding for many, the only alternative form of transport for residents is to drive. The Council seems to be […]

Doncaster Rd Traffic Up by 35% not Down 0.8% !

The Manningham council’s Traffic consultants GTA made predictions in 2002, stating how the traffic on Doncaster Rd would DECREASE by 0.8% over the next 10 years, however that has proven very Wrong.  ( Now UP by 35%) See article below GTA have now been engaged by Manningham again to predict the traffic for Doncaster Hill […]

Bike path cost a bit steep, Bicycles & Expert Consultants !

This one just in from Warren, the champion for the bike riders and pedestrians amongst us.. Part 2 Julip, I would appreciate it if you could arrange it for the website. It should also be in tomorrow’s paper. There is more to this story than meets the eye, either there was an instruction not to […]

8 yrs, 3 costly Pedestrian/Cycling plans, and not a single reference to unsafe gradients !

This one just in from Warren, the champion for the bike riders and pedestrians amongst us.. Part 1 From: Warren [address not published] Sent: Thursday, 7 July 2011 12:01 PM To: Manningham Leader Subject: Dual paths,   Letter for residents comments After 8 years and substantial revenue directed towards the promotion of three costly Pedestrian/Cycling […]

RAIDID in the News – Apartment plan upsets the residents

Manningham Leader, July 9th. Frank & Les with their best “NOT HAPPY JAN” faces on, were able to share the reality of the over development, from Curlew Court itself. You can see the dead end of the Court behind them (us,) and we hope this is the first of many updates by the papers, in […]

High Density Hell – Puttin the word on the Street !

Well we all realise that a couple of neighbors, even a couple of streets, upset with a single development, will struggle to get Goliath to move. So this weekend we are putting the word on the street. Throughout Manningham, 6080 of our closest neighbors,  zoned just like us in the Developers Delight (DD08,) will find […]

The People ARE Winning

Although it takes some effort, there are some David & Goliath type stories out there. It’s hard work for just a few to sway the system, or change it’s direction, but it has been done. Over the next few weeks we are going to collect  a selection of those that succeeded, how they did it, […]

Welcome to the Curlew Blog

At the Curlew Blog we hope to share information about the un-sustainable madness Manningham Council is pursuing. Building High Density Apartments inside small courts, or other suburbia, and believing it will have no negative impact on Traffic, Parking, or neighborhood character is ludicrous. The Process for Residents to Object to these developments is far from […]