Category Archives: Baillieu Government

Big box shops bad news for PT and local traders

A recent article by Clay Lucas in The Age week featured an announcement by planning minister Matthew Guy to broaden the categories of retailers permitted to trade in “big box” shopping centres. This is bad news for Banyule and the … Continue reading

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Banyule’s Public Transport Paradox

I have been using our local public transport services for the two past months for my daily to journey to work and nothing makes sense to me anymore.

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Planning Minister Guy and the NE Link Project

By Ian Hundley Planning Minister and Northern Metropolitan Province MP, Matthew Guy, has recently written to Friends of Banyule

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Doncaster Rail Project needs community involvement

By Ian Hundley If built Doncaster Rail could provide a sustainable solution for Banyules’ traffic congestion and lack of public transport.

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The issues around the Ivanhoe Structure Plan

By Dennis O’Connell Local Structure Plans originally emerged under Melbourne 2030 and related Planning Scheme amendments including VC71 (providing for development along transport corridors and activity centres), as part of planning policy under the previous government.

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Activity centre development in Ivanhoe: Some food for thought

By Ian Hundley The City of Banyule’s recently released draft Ivanhoe Structure Plan covers the Ivanhoe Shopping Centre, surrounding commercial, civic and residential areas as well as the Ivanhoe and Darebin railway station precincts. The draft plan is generating a … Continue reading

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Another Wrong Turn

Another wrong turn for the Peninsula as Government preparations are laid for more freeways. The fact that the Baillieu government is to embark upon a study for a possible freeway extension on the Mornington Peninsula is not that much of a … Continue reading

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