Municipal Planning Strategy
Council is reviewing another major planning document – the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS).
A high level document, the Municipal Planning Strategy provides the overarching strategies for the major land use and development matters that affect the whole shire into the future.
“The vision, strategic directions and strategic framework plans provide the ‘big picture’ response to the opportunities and challenges facing a municipality.”
Council wants our input by 17th July through a short survey on Participate Nillumbik or by personal submission.
Eltham Station Carpark
Forty four trees will be lost!! Almost one tree per two car spaces!
Did you complete the LXRP (Level Crossing Removal Project) survey regarding Eltham Station Carpark upgrade in September 21?
Well, unless you told them to remove 44 trees, they have taken next to no notice of you, Nillumbik Council, ECAG, and other community groups.
Eltham Roundabout & MRPV
Many people have emailed Vicki Ward MP outlining their concerns regarding the Fitzsimons Lane roundabout removal and the destruction of our iconic treed entrance.
The standard reply they are receiving includes feedback from Major Road Projects Victoria stating that residents have been consulted and that the Eltham Community Action Group design fails to adequately address some features that are required to resolve the traffic flow issues in peak hours.
Action needed to save roundabout
Eltham Community Action Group (ECAG) is reaching out to you because 2900 people signed a petition to the State Government in 2019 horrified at the proposed removal of the Fitzsimons Lane Eltham roundabout and hundreds of trees yet their concerns do not appear to have been taken into account.
Fitzsimons Lane (Eltham end) roundabout – Redesign rather than Replacement!
Without any consultation since March 2020 and under the cover of the COVID-19 lockdown Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) has been finalising the design and preparing to build a massively overdesigned signalised intersection at this site.
Trees not in designated Bushfire Prone Areas safe from 10/30!
ECAG has long been concerned about the indiscriminate use of the 10/30 bushfire exemptions which has led to clear felling of many urban Eltham blocks by developers who took advantage of the exemptions to remove vast numbers of trees for purposes other than bushfire mitigation.