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Public Lecture - "The Future of Cities"

Tuesday 29 July at 6.30pm, in the Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

From: Christina Fargher <cfargher@unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: International Public Lecture - "The Future of Cities"

Dear all

Speech by Cr Melina Sehr - Planning Backlash Rally

July 6, 2008 Moonee Ponds Clocktower Hall  (see Full Report)

 

The myth of providing people with choice by a leading social planner

I'll be brief for now  .but I thought I'd mention that I've noticed the
> latest tactic by developers or their planner advocates (amongst
> consultants
> and senior planning bureaucrats) is that "this is just about providing
> people with choice". Well. Don't know where to start with that one
> but.would

What a government is capable of doing

Re Dawn Rowan
 
Dawn Rowan was the administrator of the Christies Beach Women's shelter in Adelaide in 1987.

Family Day Rally this Sunday stop the tunnel

FAMILY DAY RALLY THIS SUNDAY TO STOP THE TUNNEL

PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND CONTACTS

Join Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel, local residents, Councillors,
Members of Parliament, Connies and news crews
in Smith Reserve this Sunday at 1 pm to add your voice to the campaign to
STOP THE ROAD TUNNEL and DEMAND GREAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

DAC’s & Planning Powers: Madden Meeting

Meeting with Planning Minister Madden

Mary Drost and I met with Planning Minister Justin Madden at Parliament House for 30 minutes yesterday.  

We talked about the structure and functions of the new DAC'S, the removal of planning powers from councils in the initial 5 targeted municipalities and the exclusion of resident groups from the whole process.

Melburnians want a better rail system

Nick Low and Bill Russell  July 22, 2008
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/melburnians-want-a-better-rail-system-20080721-3iqa.html?page=-1

It is essential and possible to meet growing transport needs.

Exerpts from recent Victorian Hansard

Exerpts from recent Victorian Hansard which may be of interest - candobetter news

 

Recent Comments, inc excerpts from Victorian Parliament

IS THE ROWVILLE RAIL-LINK POSSIBLE IN OUR LIFETIME?

 

MONASH LIVEABILITY COALITION  FORUM – MONDAY 4ND AUGUST 2008
7.30-9.00 pm, Notting Hill Neighbourhood House,  37 Westerfield Drive, Notting Hill.

Mick Van De Vreede Knox City Councillor and Chairman of the Eastern Transport Coalition will speak on

‘How public pressure can achieve the rail link to Rowville’

The story of highways

ABC Radio:   Listen Now - 20072008         |Download Audio     Even as petrol prices skyrocket, nations around the globe continue to invest in highways. They transport us from place to place, they move our food and our goods and, for many of us that live in or near big cities, they bring us to work. This week on Rear Vision we look at the history of the highway.
Presenter: Annabelle Quince    Producer: Annabelle Quince

URGENT ACTION RE VCAT COMMUNITY FORUM 13 OCTOBER 08

 

VCAT PLANNING  CONSULTATIVE FORUMS

 

You may be aware that Justice Kevin Bell is conducting an Audit of VCAT.

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