Category Archives: Population Growth

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

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 … Continue reading

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Posted in Banyule Flats, Bus Services in Banyule, Car Dependency, Doncaster Rail, East West Link, Hurstbridge rail line, Investment in Rail, Metro Trains, Napthine Government, Ne-Link Freeway, Population Growth, Public Transport, Trains, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Planning for Melbourne’s Future

By Dennis O’Connell The Victorian Government is currently conducting a major¬†review of planning policy and controls across Melbourne, the most comprehensive for some time and one which will have far-reaching impact on the way

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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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Posted in Activity Centres, Baillieu Government, Heritage, Population Growth, Public Transport, Seat of Ivanhoe, Urban Growth Boundary | 5 Comments

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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Posted in Activity Centres, Baillieu Government, Car Dependency, Heritage, Investment in Rail, Population Growth, Public Transport, Seat of Ivanhoe, Trains, Urban Growth Boundary, Walking in Banyule | 3 Comments

Survey confirms overloading on Hurstbridge line

The new train timetables which were introduced on Sunday 8 May did not include any additional services for the Hurstbridge line. Residents of Banyule and Nillumbik rely heavily on the Hurstbridge line to get them to and from work, principally … Continue reading

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Freeway Madness!

By Vivienne Ortega Our parklands are under threat!  Hundreds of kilometres of new freeways and expanded roads would be built across Melbourne over the next 30 years, under plans revealed

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Posted in Baillieu Government, Banyule Flats, Car Dependency, Heidelberg School, Investment in Rail, Ne-Link Freeway, Population Growth, Public Transport, Seat of Ivanhoe, Trains, Uncategorized, Urban Growth Boundary, Vic Roads, Warringal Conservation Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

That brand spanking new train time table but no new services for Hurstbridge line residents

There is to be no increase in services on the Hurstbridge line in the updated train timetables to be introduced on Sunday 8 May for the Melbourne metropolitan rail network.

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