The draft Mullumbimby Masterplan (MMP) has just been released and community members have already raised concerns. While there is much to applaud in the plan, there are questions about flooding and the plan’s guidance group. Concerns over affordable housing in Byron Shire have driven much of the Mullumbimby Masterplan’s aims. It looks at extending residential […]
Residents of coastal Gippsland have raised concerns about Australia’s largest offshore wind farm proposal off the south-east coast of Victoria. The Star of the South wind farm is 496 square kilometres and hopes to power almost a million homes — almost a fifth of Victoria’s electrical needs. In March 2019, the Federal Government approved an […]
Victoria’s Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) and Wheelers Hill Library have launched a feasibility study which focuses on the potential for an innovative arts, cultural and learning centre. The study will explore the potential growth and benefits of the gallery and library as a redefined and expanded cultural precinct, including how to leverage MGA’s strong […]
A recommendation before Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s September 18 meeting proposes to reconfirm Macquarie Park as the preferred site of a new aquatic centre.
Community consultation has closed in response to a new facility for the Mentone Lifesaving Club. The proposed new facility is expected to cost around $12 million. It is a joint project between Kingston Council and the state government. A drop in information session was held on 31 August to display the plans to the community. […]
About 100 people heard about an “inadequate and rushed cultural heritage assessment” for the Warragamba Dam proposal at a public meeting in Faulconbridge on August 16. The meeting was organised by Blue Mountains and Wollondilly councils, and gave Indigenous groups a chance to express their concerns publicly about the 14m dam wall raising. Gundungurra woman […]
Local residents are now invited to participate in Hawkesbury City Council’s open community consultation for the Pitt Town Community Precinct called Fernadell Park, either in person at a community drop in session, via an online survey or by post.
The chair of the Greater Sydney Commission, Lucy Turnbull, says the community will be consulted on a snap review of planning controls in Pyrmont.
Telstra’s decision not to proceed with a proposed mobile phone small cell installation in Moonbi Place, Kareela has been hailed as a big win for local residents.
I’m a big believer in community consultation and the importance of engaging locals in the conversation about the future of Lake Macquarie.