Banyule homestead on the market!

Originally posted on Banyule Homestead Matters:

Well, well, I see that Banyule Homestead is on the market with expressions of interest closing on the 8th May 2014.  It looks absolutely magnificent.

I note with some concern that the advertisement refers to “scope for a 3/4 lot land sub-division (STCA). ”  I hope that any new buyer of Banyule Homestead knows that it is a property loved and valued by many, many people in the community.  My dearest wish is that the new purchaser nurtures the property in its entireity as a landmark of Melbourne, splendid in its surroundings.

We watch.

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How East West link impacts Banyule residents and NE link

The East West Link, it solves Melbourne's traffic congestion...

The East West Link, it solves Melbourne’s traffic congestion…

Friends of Banyule President Dennis O’Connell is appearing at the East West Link project panel hearings today. In his presentation he will outline why the EW link should not proceed and how Banyule residents will be impacted. Below is the transcript for your edification.
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Week one top ten – East West Link hearings

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The EW link hearings daily blog. A well written synopsis of each day as it unfolds. Sign up and keep up to date.

Originally posted on East West Link Blog:

Is the CIS standing up to scrutiny?

Five barristers and five expert witnesses later and the jury of public opinion is unimpressed.

After just five days out of thirty, here are the top ten points to note:

1. The East West Link tunnel will not deliver commuters better travel conditions during peak hours.  The benefits will be for off-peak travel. The LMA traffic expert, Michael Veitch, gave this evidence: “The project will generate off-peak benefits … A lot of our major infrastructure has congestion … This project is not going to solve Melbourne’s peak hour capacity problem.”

2.  Inconsistency is a hallmark of the traffic evidence put to the panel.  Expert witnesses for the LMA testified that: there will be a big increase in traffic on the eastern freeway if the EWL is built (60-70,000 more vpd); the tunnel will be at capacity by 2031; and benefits to Alexandra Pde will reduce…

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Weekend Wanderings – No Freeway Through Banyule

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Originally posted on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY:
This is what the state government wants to do near where I live, build a freeway right through some of the most amazing land in the city of Melbourne.  We have a government that…

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East West Link will be as disastrous as the desal deal:

Protesters in Carlton rally against the East West Link. Photo: Angela Wylie

Protesters in Carlton rally against the East West Link. Photo: Angela Wylie

In an insightful article in The Age (Victorian desal plant and east-west link disasters are off the rails; 25/11) senior columnist Kenneth  Davidson was scathing in his analysis of the East-West Link project, due to its funding and a lack of information being made available to the public. This is definitely worth a read.

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Banyule Wetlands

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Andrew Friend is a hobby photographer and recently visited the Banyule Flats wetlands. I really like his photographic style, how he captures the serenity of the wetlands and the detail revealing itself in the close ups. For more of his work visit his blog via the link.

Originally posted on Andrew Friend Photography:

Hi everyone,

Recently I visited the Banyule Flats Reserve, which has a large lake and wetlands area close to the Melbourne CBD. It was an interesting area full of bird life. Unfortunately I didn’t get as close to the birds as I had hoped. Instead I captured photos of the wetlands and plants. What do you think of the photos I captured?



Cheers, Andrew

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Benefits of Doncaster Rail – What’s in it for Banyule Residents?

Saving Melbourne from gridlock

Saving Melbourne from gridlock

By Ian Hundley and Marion Ware

We need to support the Doncaster Rail and campaign against the East West Tollway. Once the latter is built the North East Tollway through pristine Banyule parklands will swiftly follow suit. What are the benefits of a Doncaster Rail link for Banyule residents?

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