Category Archives: Urban Growth Boundary

Where the rubber hits the road

Urgent transport reforms are needed to tackle traffic issues caused by urban sprawl in Melbourne. Greens Senate candidate and transport analyst, Janet Rice, sounded a strong warning that urban sprawl in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will accelerate pressure for the North-East … Continue reading

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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

The Baillieu government’s planning review and the North East Link

According to The Age (24/6) the Victorian government has appointed planning expert David Vorchheimer to develop a new metropolitan planning strategy. The strategy review, which was foreshadowed during the 2010 election campaign, is expected to direct urban infrastructure spending for … Continue reading

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Posted in Baillieu Government, Car Dependency, Ne-Link Freeway, Public Transport, Uncategorized, Urban Growth Boundary, Vic Roads | 1 Comment

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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Smart Roads and Activity Centres

By Kevin Biaggini VicRoads and its Smart Roads Policy, Activity Centres and all the other Vested Interests. What it means for US.

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Chasing NE Link funding a wrong turn

The fact that Transport Minister, Terry Mulder, would not rule out the NE link road project when invited to do so publicly is worrying.

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