Posted 2/11/10  Updated 14/12/10

 

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Labor Response On State Level Protection Is A Disappointing But Predictable "No Protection" (23/11/10 - SG)  Seems the State government still thinks Macedon Ranges is already protected, it's all working well, local residents can write a 'local' planning scheme, and Council already has the tools to control development.  Anybody agree?  Anybody at all? More...

 

Liberal / National Coalition Will Protect Macedon Ranges  (20/11/10 - SG)   After 11 years in the wilderness, a State level protection lifeline at last!  Thank you... More...

 

Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group "Meet The Candidates" Forum 23 November  (20/11/10 - E)  Woodend Hub, 7.30pm - Get your questions ready  More...

Black Forest Drive:  Campaign To Save Four Lanes Becomes An Election Issue (20/11/10 - SG)  BFDAG traffic accident report shows 2 lanes won't make it safer / VicRoads closes consultation group More...

Ratepayers' Victoria Inc Petition:  Don't Change The Planning And Environment Act (20/11/10 - CC)  RV says changes that give developers and their consultants the right to rezone and run an amendment process is privatizing planning in Victoria. More...

Protectors Of Public Lands and Yarra River Action Alliance Decide Not To Appeal Honeywell Result (20/11/10 - CC)  A perfect example of why Victoria's planning system puts justice out of reach  More...

 

Gisborne AAMI Call Centre:  FOI Reveals State Govt's Pivotal Role In 'Making It Happen' (14/11/10 - P)  No honour, no transparency, no process, no democracy - in fact, no stone left unturned to get approval  Archive

Saving Bastion Point More Difficult As Minister Hands Out Funding Before Approvals Are In (14/11/10 - CC)   Currying political favour beats proper process - again.  More...

Blue Wedges Report In On Portsea Beach - Or What's Left Of It  (14/11/10 - CC)  Government's claims of 'no damage' dredging horrifyingly disproven by massive damage to beach and pier  More...

Wallan Kilmore Bypass: YouTube Message About State Government's (Dismal) Performance  (14/11/10 - SG)  ♫ "Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies"   More...

The REAL Forest Debate - November 24  (14/11/10 - E)  Environment East Gippsland asks pollies where they stand on logging native vegetation in Victoria More...

"Make Brumby History" Rally, 14 November, Parliament House, 2.0pm (2/11/10 Updated 14/11/10 - SG)  Unhappy with the State government about anything?  Then this rally is for YOU... More...

Fresh Calls And Pressure For Heritage Planning Overhaul In Victoria (2/11/10 - P)  Monumental FAIL for State government on planning and heritage issues, say National Trust and other groups  More...

Labor's Tree Pruning Rules For Melbourne = Stump City (2/11/10 - P)  State government's latest not-thought-out folly brings Melbourne's trees to their knees - literally!  It's vandalism. More...

Keep Watch For A Top Level Planning Debate On 774 On 10 November  (2/11/10 - P)  Justin Madden (Labor) v Matthew Guy (Liberal)  More...

Rally In Support Of Greener Energy November 6, State Library, 1pm (2/11/10 - O)   GetUp asks for your support (and presence) to replace Hazelwood power station with cleaner energy  More...

Planning Backlash Sponsors Population Debate, 7 November (23/10/10 - P)  How many is too many?  More...

"The Great Essendon Planning Debate" (23/10/10 - CC)  As Planning Minister Madden tries to claim the seat of Essendon, there's a few people who want some answers.  This isn't just about Essendon, it's about planning in Victoria.  November 6; 2 - 4pm; Ukrainian Hall, Essendon.  BE THERE!   More...