Category: Community Engagement

Mullumbimby Masterplan (MMP) released

Mullumbimby Masterplan (MMP) released

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 […]

Coastal Gippsland residents raise concerns about Star of the South, Australia’s largest wind farm

Coastal Gippsland residents raise concerns about Star of the South, Australia’s largest wind farm

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 […]

Study to investigate precinct option for Monash University

Study to investigate precinct option for Monash University

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 […]

Life saving building set for $12 million redevelopment

Life saving building set for $12 million redevelopment

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. […]

Warragamba Dam proposal: ‘We deserve so much better,’ Indigenous groups say

Warragamba Dam proposal: ‘We deserve so much better,’ Indigenous groups say

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 […]

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