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Development overlays are strictly enforced for you and me, but when the council wants to do something, overlays can be surprisingly flexible.

 

The Heritage Overlay on the Eastern Golf Course Site.

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Views: 881 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.13.2013

The Labor state government under John Brumby, with Justin Madden as planning minister, introduced the "Melbourne 2030 and Melbourne @ 5 Million" plan. This plan slated high density development along all train, tram and bus corridors. The goal was for population growth to occur in the existing metropolitan area and remove pressure on green areas on the ... Read more »

Views: 408 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 09.25.2013

There are many topics addressed in the Manningham Community Safety Plan 2013 - 2017, but a main focus is prevention of violence against women.

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Views: 455 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 09.10.2013

Have you received your Council Rates notice for this year? Did you notice that the Manningham Council took a little more money than they should have?

It was only a small amount, about $27 per household. However they will continue to take this amount from you from now on, year after year into the future. And ea ... Read more »

Views: 420 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.14.2013

Council rates go up around 4 to 6% each year (see pages 15 and 16 of the Financial Strategy). This increase is nearly twice that of the CPI.

CPI is 2.7% and measures the annual increase in the price of your milk, bread, vegetables, paper, pens and ... Read more »

Views: 319 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.13.2013

Please refer to Manningham Council's 'Council Plan 2012-2017' and 'Financial Strategy 2013-2023' documents.

 

How does our council plan it's finances?

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Views: 302 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.13.2013

Please refer to Manningham Council's 'Council Plan 2012-2017' and 'Financial Strategy 2013-2023' documents.

Our council keeps telling us about their prudent management, their financial stability and their financial sustainability. These are all very impressive but what they mean is not ... Read more »

Views: 276 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.13.2013

Please see Manningham's 'Council Plan 2012-2017' and 'Financial Strategy 2013-2023'.

Our council pads the invoices, fiddles numbers and rounds numbers up to maximize the money they take from ratepayers.

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Views: 220 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.13.2013

Please see Manningham's 'Council Plan 2012-2017' and 'Financial Strategy 2013-2023' and also the prior years budget.

When an unplanned expense comes up, what does our council do? Turn to the ratepayers again and bill them for it, off course!

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Views: 263 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.13.2013

Please see Manningham's 'Council Plan 2013-2017' and 'Financial Strategy 2013-2023'.

The State Government pushes Manningham Council to reduce costs. Manningham Council uses words like 'efficiency' and 'value' and say they have achieved a 1% efficiency gain but this efficiency gain is totally meaningless and irr ... Read more »

Views: 314 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.09.2013

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