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.
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”.
Wed, 2016-05-11 13:46
Peter (not verified)
Thu, 2016-05-12 09:50
Australia First Party
population overshoot (not verified)
Fri, 2016-05-13 13:55
Lazy economics and
Thu, 2016-05-26 14:10
William Bourke's fab population editorial in the Age - pls write
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.
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.
Fri, 2016-05-27 00:17
Not one SMH reader's comment supports high immigration!
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.
population overshoot (not verified)
Fri, 2016-05-27 15:35
High immigration designed to conceal absence of innovation, ...