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May 29, 2016 'Mad as hell about planning' public forum, Camberwell

Since 2002 when Melbourne 2030 was quietly introduced by the Bracks’ government (which was intended to be a 30 year plan for Melbourne to make it a more compact city) there have been another 1 million people in Melbourne and 16 new plans introduced in 14 years. The latest is “Plan Melbourne Refresh,” very quickly followed by “Managing Residential Development,” which is a review of the Reformed Residential Zones. You would think that our planners could come up with a long term plan but obviously they are responding to different agendas set by developers. Planning Backlash invites you and your members to a public forum to voice your concerns about the way development is happening in Melbourne. To be held in the Parkview Room, Camberwell Civic Centre, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Sunday 29th May 2016, 2.30 PM.

Dear Friends all,

This is an invitation to a Forum that is long overdue and this time it will be in the Camberwell Civic Centre on Sunday 29th May at 2.30 pm. Please pass this around to the members of your group, we must pack the hall to show the government we are seriously fed up. And it will be free. We will not be asking you for money as Boroondara Residents Action Group offered to finance it for us – thanks BRAG. Come and have your say. Oh by the way I did invite the Minister but he declined. - I look forward to seeing you then.

Mary Drost.

Are you and your members 'mad as hell' about development in your area?

It seems that every time there is a change of government there is a change of planning strategies, and rarely are these changes for the benefit of residents.

Mostly they are for the benefit of developers, the construction industry and investors but our concerns are virtually ignored, Frustrating isn’t it?

Since 2002 when Melbourne 2030 was quietly introduced by the Bracks’ government (which was intended to be a 30 year plan for Melbourne to make it a more compact city) there have been another 1 million people in Melbourne and 16 new plans introduced in 14 years. The latest is “Plan Melbourne Refresh,” very quickly followed by “Managing Residential Development,” which is a review of the Reformed Residential Zones. You would think that our planners could come up with a long term plan but obviously they are responding to different agendas set by developers.

The time has come for all of us residents to take a stand and loudly shout out, “We’re as mad as hell and we’re not going to take this any more.”*

We need to respond to the pressures applied by the development industry, aided of course by 'political donations' made to gain favoured treatment.

Do you want to have some real input into development in your neighbourhood? Well here’s your chance.

Venue: To be held in the Parkview Room, Camberwell Civic Centre, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell. Car park at the rear in Inglesby Road.
Date: Sunday 29th May 2016, 2.30 PM.

Planning Backlash and B.R.A.G.

This event is an initiative of Planning Backlash and is sponsored by the Boroondara Residents’ Action Group (BRAG).

*The quote “we’re are as mad as hell” comes from the film Network in which actor Peter Finch lets out his frustrations and urges his viewers to open their windows and shout out, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore”.

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Its not all bad of course…there are opportunities- investment opportunities!!!!! I now quote from a prospectus received in the mail this week.
“The current Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) expectation is for Australia’s population to increase by 8 million people, essentially growing by a third of the current population by 2036……..Melbourne is expected to grow 1.8 million in the period… For property this drives increases in density levels as well located land becomes increasingly sought after. Think of the impact this is likely to have on the main CBDs . Local area population density for FY-15 suggest suggest the Sydney CBD area resident density stood at 6,690 people per square kilometre. If you look at Greater Sydney as a whole that becomes 398 persons/skm providing an appreciation to why quality CBD locations are an increasingly rare commodity. Over the past decade the CBD population rate has been 3%p.a.- more than double the national average. Should this outperformance continue , density levels may go beyond 10,000 persons/skm. The only likely hindrance is the availability of development sites…..”
Isn’t that all terribly exciting?
And further good news is a graph of population growth rate- 5 year forecasts in various countries and Australia, surprise surprise, is the top performer! leaving the USA, UK, China, Germany and poor Japan way behind, the last in negative territory!
Invest now in your own destruction!

AUSTRALIA FIRST PARTY-: Whatever will benefit Australia - that we are for;
whatever will harm Australia - that we are against. William Lane :-

PRESS RELEASE

Nominations for

The Mao Tse-tung
Order of the Third Hand

are invited from Individuals of The Commonwealth

CRITERIA.

This Award is for Scabs who aid and abet the pox of Chinese Imperialism in Australia, manifested in their conniving for unwanted exploitive “developments”; the selling and purchase of resources and assets of Our Commonwealth, and the accompanying demographic swarm and cultural recolonisation of our Native Land. It exemplifies a Traitor Class motivated solely by monetary gain, and devoid of any respect or loyalty to the Australian People, our identity, heritage, sovereignty and independence.

Award nominations are for the quarter ending 30th June , 2016.

The Order of the Third Hand Award is of ongoing character and our Australian Peoples Movement on the Day Of Reckoning will bestow further to recipients.

Please forward the name and address of the person to be nominated, with supporting references, to the address below. Include your own name and address.

AUSTRALIA FIRST PARTY
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Australia First Party - Reclaiming Australia for Australians

“By over-all planning, we mean planning which takes into consideration the interests of the 600 million people of our country. In drawing up plans, handling affairs or thinking over problems, we must proceed from the fact that China has a population of 600 million people, and we must never forget this fact”. Mao Tse-tung. 27/2/1957.

Lazy economics and profiteering relies on a flow of migrants to artificially inflate housing prices! It's a sure winner, with no innovation and few new skills required. It illustrates what passes as an "economy" now, just inflating and exploiting real estate prices, from raw population growth. It's a case of the profits going into private pockets, while the costs are borne by the public - in lowering living standards and infrastructure blowouts! Those at the apex of the housing Ponzi scheme reap the profits and benefits, while the lower classes eek out their daily living in traffic gridlocks, mortgage stress, over-heated rents, or homelessness. Ramping up net overseas migration helps the poor real estate industry. They’ve done it so tough for so long! We need to ensure that surplus housing stock is absorbed so that prices re-enter an uptrend so developers and their ilk keep making easy money? Victoria's economy has become so narrow, myopic and thin, that housing and real estate are holding the threats of our "economy" together, temporarily, with stamp duty revenues and profits from housing growth. There's no "planning" now but laissez-faire approach or carte blanc for developers to use our city as an economic resource.

Please consider commenting at the Age site.

Fairfax (Sydney Morning Herald)
online opinion piece

Today Fairfax published William Bourke's (Sustainable Australia Party)
opinion piece addressing the confusion between refugees and our
broader permanent immigration program.

Refugees
aren't the only immigration issue

Bourke writes: CLICK HERE

I believe that the
public needs a clearer understanding of the difference between
refugees and the broader immigration program, and that our current
politicians have failed us in this regard.

I make the suggestion that the starting point to ending the
confusion and properly educating the public is to remove the
jurisdiction of Australia's humanitarian intake (refugees and asylum
seekers) from the Immigration Minister.

Fairfax is asking for comments below the article. Please also
consider sharing this article with your network.

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Kind regards

William Bourke
NSW Senate
Candidate
Sustainable Australia
http://www.votesustainable.org.au/

All nineteen comments posted so far oppose high immigration. It seems that those in the Liberals, the Nationals, Labor and the Greens, who so stridently support high immigration, lose the courage of their convictions when faced with clear argument backed up by evidence.

The reason that not one post favours high immigration is not that opposition to high immigration amongst Australians is unanimous, even if it is overwhelming. Rather, it is because those Australians who support high immigration know that any attempt, on their part, to put their 'case' before such a forum, would only serve, through the course of debate, to further confirm to anyone reading the posts how harmful high immigration is to our best interests.

That our economy needs an injection of 200,000 (migrants) per year is more an indication of addiction, an admission we have a dead-end and vacuous economy. It's about artificially boosting our GDP by more consumers, in the absence of productivity and innovation.

The "immigration" topic is cast as being synonymous to refugees, is a diversion - a smokescreen. John Howard admitted he was a "big immigration man" and used his tough stance on boat people to divert the public's attention, so that he could increase immigration while the public thought he was being tough on border control! We need a real economy, not one that's false, and unsustainable.