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Being stiffed from further up

Don’t forget to comment on the Loddon Mallee South Regional Growth Plan by the end of this month – it seems to recommend some nasty and insensitive things for Macedon Ranges, such as intensive piggeries and poultry farms, as well … Continue reading

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Planning, planning, planning – too much at once

Regarding our continued campaign for a small and friendly town to live in, there’s many things that are being put in train just now that will affect the shape of where we live for the next generation, and longer. At … Continue reading

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Villawood introduce themselves to the new Councillors

Villawood have spent the early part of January ringing the new Councillors, setting up private meetings, and plan to present their “Davies Hill” (Golf Course Hill) project to a Councillor briefing at a date yet to be set in February. … Continue reading

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“Make friends in a Villawood community and be proud to call it home”

14-12-2012 It appears that Villawood have NOT signed up with the closest possible estate agent, despite sharing an office with them, to push their overlarge and unnecessary suburban development. Stuart Bonnington assures us that he is not employed by Stockdale … Continue reading

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“Softly Softly” – pulling the wool, showing your hand

I’ll show you what Villawood want to smash flat to put in their access road to their “new, improved” suburban enclave behind the golf course. It’s a steep gradient up the creek escarpment, from Gregory St., (past Anslow St. on … Continue reading

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The propaganda machine creaks itself back into life . . .

Rory’s back at it again. He’s getting his quotes into local papers once more, with the same predictable elaborations on the theme of  “Acres into $$$ ASAP” and badly-thought out promises of a year ago. Macedon Ranges Leader 6-11-2012: “Less … Continue reading

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Rory vs. Woodend, Round 2

From ABC Local Radio yesterday morning: “Villawood’s Rory Costelloe says he is happy to promote a controlled rate of growth to ease community concerns. “Nobody’s after massive population growth, it just needs room to have some opportunities,” he said. “Nobody’s … Continue reading

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Protect our rivers, AND our mountains!

Matthew Guy has recently been reported as supporting controls on building along the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers. His support of Statement of Planning Policy number 8, covering the Macedon Ranges, had waxed and waned. The Age quotes him: “Mr Guy … Continue reading

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Zoning Changes: lots bad, some good – we still don’t care enough

14/9/2012 Planning zones: what are they for? The State Government are presently rewriting the controls that are in place for planning zoning: and they’ve not done a very good job of it. They’ve introduced plenty of ‘mixed use’ “flexibility” into … Continue reading

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Before the concrete and bitumen goes down, this is how Villawood paves its way . . .

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council, or elements within it, are presently on a slash and burn mission. The Planning Scheme for the shire, in order to fit the Settlement Strategy within it, is being altered by an amendment, called C84, … Continue reading

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