Final Chance to Protect our Neighbourhood Character
28 June 2023
The final draft of Nillumbik’s Neighbourhood Character Strategy, an extremely important document that will guide new development ensuring it respects and responds to the existing or preferred valued features or character of our area, i.e. what we know and love, is out for review.
The New Eltham Gateway – Help a community driven project of renewal succeed
19 July 2022
When the Fitzsimmons Lane roundabout was removed many thought the feeling of ‘coming’ home through to Eltham was gone forever.
But the people who objected to that work came up with a proposal to ‘renew’ publicly owned land to create a new entrance. Discussions were had with Major Roads Projects Victoria, Council and Vicki Ward MP who conducted a survey of residents to see what people would like to form a new Gateway entrance into Eltham.
Municipal Planning Strategy
8th July 2022
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.
What is the Neighbourhood Character of your area?
26 April 2022
In what kind of Neighbourhood Character Precinct do you live?
You can find out on the map here and then click on the relevant link to check out what the neighbourhood characteristics are of your area in the current planning scheme.
Eltham Station Carpark
17 March 2022
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 War Memorial Buildings: A Lost Appeal but a Victory of Sorts
4 June 2021
By Andrew Lemon
After a full-day public hearing last February, and weeks of consideration, a panel of the Heritage Council recently formally announced it had rejected the appeal spearheaded by ECAG to have the Eltham War Memorial complex of buildings included on the Victorian Heritage Register. A disappointing result, but the process has delivered three benefits.
Eltham Roundabout & MRPV
29 January 2021
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.