August 2011

Planning: Ivanhoe structure plan

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I condemn the Banyule City Council’s Ivanhoe structure plan. Our council has issued a plan that details future commercial and residential development in Ivanhoe, including building heights of up to eight storeys on Upper Heidelberg Road and in surrounding residential areas. I have asked Banyule City Council to do the following: scrap the current Ivanhoe structure plan and establish a… Read More »Planning: Ivanhoe structure plan

Karen Marie Overington

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I rise to add some personal reflections on the condolence motion for the former member for Ballarat West, Karen Overington. It is humbling to follow so many members who clearly have so many great memories of their time working with Karen. I did not have the opportunity to serve in this place with Karen; however, I was able to work… Read More »Karen Marie Overington

Planning: Ivanhoe structure plan

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The matter I raise is for the attention of the Minister for Planning. The action I seek is that the minister meet with the Save Ivanhoe group and attend a neighbourhood walk through the streets of Ivanhoe. A number of residents have raised concerns about the Ivanhoe structure plan. A draft of the plan was recently released by Banyule City… Read More »Planning: Ivanhoe structure plan

Kokoda Trail: tribute

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I rise to acknowledge the great sacrifice and achievements of the Australian servicemen who in 1942 fought for their country, for their families and for freedom on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Over eight days last month I was humbled to walk in their footsteps from Owers Corner to Kokoda, to learn something of their courage and fortitude… Read More »Kokoda Trail: tribute