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Gelpe58 over 5 years ago
Three major issues:1)Noise pollutiongenerated by a venue managed by the City.2)Car Traffic/Parking problems not addressed by the City. My area is at present saturated by cars due to local activities. 3 large buildings are presently being constructed without adequate increase in parking facilities. A laissez faire approach which demonstrates that no long term planning is in place.3)Littering; I constantly pick up litter left in front of my residence by people using the public park. I have never seen a City Employee designated to this task.Also, the monthly cleaning of my street is totally useless due to the number of cars parked. The cleaning vehicle drives just in the middle of the street without cleaning anything.
Keith over 5 years ago
We've planned our city around the car enough already. Start planning for people and make the car come second for a change. More traffic calming please. Less space for cars.
Gelpe58 over 5 years ago
Fortunately or unfortunately, cars are very much part of our lives. Once you have answered the question: who drive cars? You will find that we agree.
Dkt over 5 years ago
Totally agree with Keith. We need a suite of measures to discourage car dependence and to use a suite of measures to encourage walking, bike riding and public transport. 80% car trips in Melbourne are less than 2km. This woukd be higher in GE. Our neighbourhood amenity is adversely impacted by large volumes of fast moving cars, large swaths of public space (including roads allocated to cars). We need more people out of cars, actively using our streets. This includes giving children the opportunity to play on their streets, for us all to integrate with our neighbours in an incidental manner. More people on our streets means more eyes on our streets resulting in greater safety and less graffiti and a greater sense of community. Surely these are basic objectives that the council would support. There is a far greater range of traffic calming measures than speed humps and roundabouts. Why not look at what successful councils such as City of Yarra have done to improve neighbourhood amenity, to reduce the dominance of cars on our neighbourhood streets. Keep fast moving cars on VicRoads maintained roads and off our neighbourhood streets. Provide bike lanes that are genuinely bike lanes ie can't be parked over and lanes & paths that connect neighbourhoods and destinations. Shared paths must have access points not hard gutters (nb Frankstin Rail Trail- how do you readily access the path?). Logical thinking is required. Footpaths on BOTH sides of streets/ roads. Make them easy and safe to access.
Judy over 5 years ago
Many high rise apartment blocks being built. The congestion of traffic is getting worse and worse and this contributes to it. Many people who live in apartments or flats park out in the street instead of in their carpark and this compounds the problem.
spencer over 5 years ago
I bought in what I thought was a 'good' suburb but feel like I live in a rubbish transfer depot! Glen Eira Council really need to address the amount of household rubbish/furniture/TVs that are an eyesore on our streets. Maybe go back to hard rubbish 3 times a year and any other rubbish on the street fine the people who are dumping it! it is recurrent offenders who think it is acceptable to put their hard rubbish out because eventually it does get taken so why pay to go to the tip which is outrageously expensive and far away. I know the Council works hard and it a shame residents now think it is acceptable to trash our neighborhood.As I live off Gardenvale Road I question the merit in having it blocked at Kooyong rather than installing lights or a roundabout. Traffic now weaves along narrow streets over annoying humps, past crowded hospitals, cars parked either side of the roads that are not wide enough for the level of flow that is occurring. Stonnington Council instead of ugly speed humps put narrowings with planter boxes to slow traffic which look really nice and are effective (or maybe it is more expensive and that is why we don't have this I think it would enhance Gardenvale road as well as keep traffic flowing rather than going around the narrow streets to get out onto Kooyong.
Tdog over 5 years ago
I agree with Spencer about the hard rubbish collection- it doesn't seem to be working with residents just dumping rubbish out on nature strip and leaving it for weeks at a time before anything is done about it. Also unsure as to why things like fabric items are not taken and where does Council expect us to put these items- they don't fit into the little red bins and are not suitable for recycling bin- e.g. old ripped mouldy blankets, nets from trampolines. The collectors collected some stuff and left those type of items on the nature strip.
31yg66 over 5 years ago
I live next to E E Gunn Reserve Barbeque area and would like to rise the following points:1. The barbeque area is attended by many people but there are no regulations or signs in terms of consumption of alcohol, noise and littering in the area. If City of Glen Eira have any of the above policies in place - is that possible to erect proper signs and indicate potential penalties involved for violation. Hopefully this will divert from drinking at public places and all implications coming out of it. This approach should help to keep teenagers from the area at night and prevent tyre "donates" on the roads and graffiti in the area. Ideally CCTV online cameras will be a great help.2. At the moment - the usage of barbeque is free of charge. Unfortunately unattended kids use this opportunity to switch on the hot plates at will and drop rubbish, plastic bottles, etc. on it so it melts and smell. I would hope they (kids) have never sustained any burns during this "science lesions". The solution for this issue could be the installation of coin (money) operated hot plate switches. These moneys will help to pay off rising electricity bills, maintain the area and could be helpful for all taxpayers in terms of rates. Proper cost analyses should be made to determine the need for usage of barbeques at E E Gunn Reserve.3. The Sports Club operated at E E Gunn Reserve do not show any respect to the neighbourhood. Last football season the police had to be called in a few times to stop parties and loud music after 23:00 p.m. If Sports Club building is supported by taxpayers and Glen Eira community in general - there is no way it should be run as a Night Club. Alcohol must be off limits at Sports Venues, the order has to be restored and 240 litre rubbish bins full of empty beer bottles should be the thing of the past. Please help.
Wes over 5 years ago
Over development with multi storied buildings and increase of residents in pockets around Bentleigh, McKinnon and east Bentleigh causing traffic, noise, drainage issues.Lack of rubbish collection from nature strips.Lack of engineering on local raods to slow traffic, other than speed humps that are only partially effective.
Byron over 5 years ago
I would like to see planting of native trees only in parks & streets, to bring back native birdlife. Among all capital cities in Australia, Melbourne is the only one which does not look iconically Australian, due to the almost total replacement of native flora.
Lorraine over 5 years ago
I am involved with Melbourne City Council, via my mother's apartment, they are in the process of looking at Street gardens, Vertical Gardens and Community Gardens, anything to bring Nature in to soften concrete and to help "cool" the City, this is relevant to all councils, we need to look at screening - with trees the Caulfield Park walking track as there is no separation from the road, so even though you are in a park all you hear and see is traffic and cars.
Bruce over 5 years ago
Our concerns relate to the increasing density of population in McKinnon and area, and the inadequate current road system to accommodate the increased population of cars, as well as the following issues. 1. We do not recall ever being consulted as to whether we were in favour of this increase in density of popiulation, either at council or state level.2. More older houses which have given the area charm are being replaced by ugly "boxes" two to a block, usually double story. These "boxes" take up almost the entire block. This has meant a reduction in garden and trees around houses, and therefore a reduction in bird life and shade. These double storey homes create shade on adjacent properties in winter eliminating the warming effects of winter sun and creating wind tunnels between properties. Cannot residents have more say in the building regulations applied to our neighbourhood.3. For some reason the occupants of thsese "boxes" park on the street because of the inconvenience of moving cars in and out of garages. These cars clog the streets particularly at peak times especially around McKinnon High. It is almost impossible to enter McKinnon Road from Windsor Ave at school peak times. If twin garages and driveways are provided they should be used.4. The Council also needs to enforce "No U Turn, No Stopping and Speed Limit" Signs especially in McKinnon Road near the high school at peak times.5. The proliferation of these dual occupancy sites has also lead to increased noise due to swimming pool pumps, air conditioners and evaporative coolers. Better noise control regulations are required.
Hans over 5 years ago
Most people vote (get consulted) in parties focusing on economic growth, and that means a growth in population.
Tdog over 5 years ago
All the Off leash areas in the East Bentleigh area are not designed for dogs or the general public. All the current Off leash areas are not contained making it easy for dogs to run out on the road, into the playgrounds, or into joggers using the walking paths. YES I know that dogs should be under voice control, but as we all know dogs are animals and can do unpredictable things, especially when distracted.The Mackie Rd oval was a great meeting place for dog owners and the owners and public could be at ease knowing the dogs were contained within the oval by the surrounding fence. As an oval user for my running, a playground user and a dog walker I believe that we need more fenced off open areas for the dogs in the East Bentleigh area (or fence in the playgrounds) so that our children can play in the playground without dogs coming up to them, that dogs can run freely in a safe contained area and by having more of these contained Off leash areas locally so that residents can walk their dogs to these suitable parks without having to clog up the roads and contributing to the pollution problem by driving to other suburbs to walk their dogs safely.
sally over 5 years ago
The loss of our suburban identity with the high density development that is occurring. 3 storey underground carparks with the resulting loss of openness and greenery. Extra car traffic and street parking congestion. A loss of garden and lawn habitate for the bird and animal life.
Malwiltrust over 5 years ago
Development in the rear gardens of properties either by units or two storey houses that run well into the back garden which shadow and overlook neighbouring gardens. Tis should be prevented by planning overlays whichencourage green space and frosted windows on rear looking second storey windows.Librairies need to have a wider range of books so that browsing is fun. I was astonished that no library in Glen Eire could supply books on the history of furniture. Plenty of gossip magazines but too few books.Increase bicycle paths such as along Tucker Road where there is a painted island in the middle of the road which could have been dedicated to a one way bicycle path - while bicycle paths in both directions are ideal one way on one street is far better than nothing.Have a tree register for significantly large trees and encourage their planting in parks as well as in streets and gardens. Trees in streets are generally small. usually on one side of the street there are no electricity cables; that side of the street can be planted with big trees while smaller trees can be planted on the other side. The aim should be to have continuous shade for pedestrian on at least one side of a street.Consult local house when cutting down large trees in parks. In Haley Park large and healthy trees were cut down in the playground where they were providing excellent shade and cooling. They are being replaced by shade cloth which will not cool but merely shade poorly. The park is now looking more industrial because the playgrounds and shade cloth areas are not masked by large trees. Parks are also made ugly by not masking the very awful looking automatic toilets with bushes or creepers or whatever. More structures and fewer large trees. Haley Park has also lost the flowers int he flower beds and now suffers from overuse by non-locals having bbq and very large social gatherings. It is a small park!Turn off the red flashing lights on automatic toilets when they are not in use; It is a blindingly strong flashing light for pedestrians going for a stroll at night and totally unnecessary.Make playgorunds suitable for older children. Haley Park again had an older child playground removed and replaced by a small child palyground. Build far more tennis walls and skate parks for example at Victory Park - where ther are tennis courts and there is no tennis wall and where there are sports grounds which are used almost all the time. This use would discourage anti-social behaviour by youthful users of the skatepark. A similar area is the Park at Tucker and Mckinnon Road. Because of McKinnon Secondary School a lot of preteen and early teen children are in the area but with no play or hango-out facilities for them.Have only small dog free buffer zones in parks around playgrounds and bbq. 50 meters makes the dog free area so small as to be unusable in Haley Park.More dumped rubbish is appearing in the streets - i guess because the fees for dumping at municipal dumps have dramaticallay increased over the last few years.And yes it is a great area to live in and council staff and councillors do a great job so thanks.
elizabeth over 5 years ago
Hard Rubbish ProblemI am very concerned about the way hard rubbish is constantly left on nature strips around the streets of Glen Eira. I feel this problem is getting worse. It is unsightly and also dangerous walking around at night particularly if the streets are not well lit. The streets are looking like a large junk yard! I do appreciate being able to voice my opinion here.
Michelle over 5 years ago
The council needs to change Hard Rubbish to 2 allocated dates per year. The City of Glen Eira looks like a dumping ground. No regulation appears to be occurring in regard to rubbish put out too early or to rubbish put out without council collection called. The attitude of many residents is "we'll put it on the nature strip and somebody will want it and take it away". A really appalling system which brings out the worst in human behaviour.
Dkt over 5 years ago
Council needs to be proactive in dealing with this issue.
Garema over 5 years ago
Three Issues1)Flooding anf Inadequate drainageMy street in McKinnon was flooded last year due to a blocked drain and the 'levee bank' effect caused by the 3rd railway line and the blocking of an underpass at Murray Rd. As a consequence the majority of houses next to the railway were seriously damaged by flooding whilst houses on the other side which are much lower were not. It is a year on and now most people are back in their homes however we are waiting for better drainage so this doesn't happen again. Some of Station Avenue has no underground drains whatsoever. Tanbark in the gardens lining the railway line compounded the problem as they were swept off and blocked the drain and acting like a sponge.2. Failure of The Glen Eira Crisis Management Plan.The CMP failed dismally as the flood occurred on a Friday night- emergencies are only supposed to happen between Monday-Friday between 9-5 for there to be a response from the council apparently. My neighbours were still waiting a week later for any assistance from the Council. I asked whether perhaps some volunteers could help elderly neighbours move their flooded belongings. I was told I could organise this myself! I did and contacted McKinnon Secondary and 50 wonderful young people came the next day- a Saturday along with the principle. If only Glen Eira Council could have shown such a response. What happens if there is another emergency?3) ParkingWe have also been negatively affected by the construction of 28 Units in our street with only 9 car parking spaces. The residents have recently moved in and have asked me why no more were built. I informed them that the neighbours had raised this repeatedly but our views went unheeded. The new residents now have to struggle to park their cars in the street along with all the commuters who can't fit in the railway car park and effectively line both sides of a very narrow street which was clearly not designed for this.
Dkt over 5 years ago
The council must take greater responsibility for maintaining drainage. It has long been known that this area of McKinnon is susceptible to flooding. A more holistic approach is also required for example why do council contractors (assumed) still blow grass clippings in gutters to further clog the inadequate drains. This practice has constantly been observed since the loads; even 3 days after the 4-2-11 floods. Parking permits are required on our streets to discourage excess parking and to improve neighbourhood amenity. A limit to the number of permits/ place of residence is required.
smcohen over 5 years ago
Similar problems in Bentleigh East - drains are just not cleared on a regular basis. Corner of Keswick and Argyle blocks up consistently. Turns Keswick into a river at every heavy downpour. It has been reported in the past but not repaired.
DavidD over 5 years ago
Streets for people - not just cars;- cars parked across footpaths- cars backing out of residential properties without giving way to pedestrians on the footpath- new residential development that look like unoccupied fortresses, dominated by; large garage doors, high solid front fences, recessed front doors, blank facadesCouncil should initiate a program advocating for a community that is more than just cars on streets - it needs people to make our neighbourhoods interesting, liveley and attractive.
Meg over 5 years ago
For my neighbourhood I see that the waste management is a problem - most renters in the area are not aware that the council rules are different here than other areas. Also a lot of people are leaving out e-waste as hard rubbish which is inappropriate. This area is an aging area and there is not a lot for teenagers to do. From reading the other comments council seems to be lurching to a higher density 'urban village' style of living without the support or understanding from many residents about why or what it means.
caz over 5 years ago
The hard rubbish dumping in Glen Huntly is a disgrace. I moved here 2 years ago from Frankston and could not believe the system which operates. Many people do not book a collection- they just dump and wait. Please consider 2-3 collection dates per year only. Issue fines at all other times. I have never seen this anywhere else in Melbourne. Graffiti has risen significantly in GH - especially the tag 'FENOM' which should be cleaned from every Neighborhood Watch/traffic sign, on which it is displayed.
Lorraine over 5 years ago
I would like to see improved street planting and upkeep, You only have to look at older suburbs like Kew, Malvern to know what a difference good mature street planting makes. It is attractive, soothing and cooling, Trees offer shade for pedestians and cars. They help with birds and insects, needed to ensure we don't loose plant and bird diversity.
Suzanne over 5 years ago
Main issues that concern me are:•Overdevelopment and inappropriate development! There are houses being demolished every week, replaced by the massive ugly townhouses and apartments that planning laws now seem to allow. These take up virtually the whole block on which they are build and overshadow other houses. A lot of pleasant gardens and trees have been lost, and vegetation is not replaced in the new developments, which leave almost no room for trees in any case. The extra housing is putting a great strain on infrastructure (such as power and sewerage) for which it wasn't designed to cope with, and is eroding neighborhood amenity.•A lot more houses are bought as investment homes and leased out, meaning that there is an increasingly transient population with no ties to the area and a decrease in community spirit.•A lot of streets are becoming almost impassable due to all the cars parked on them. Heavy construction trucks speeding along Tucker Road are also a nuisance and concern.•Graffiti and vandalism are well out of control and an absolute blight! Council workers do their best to clean up, but it seems almost futile. My parents' home's fence has been kicked in several times by young (probably drunk) males roaming around at night, and this type of anti-social behavior makes me feel unsafe.
Hans over 5 years ago
In our neighbourhood (McKinnon) most of the really ugly housing was built in the seventies. Whatever has been approved in the last five years looks better. This may be due to an electorate being more vocal about the aesthetics. I would like to see medium density housing replace the single storey housing built in the seventies, with basement car parking.
Julie over 5 years ago
1. It is becoming increasingly unsafe when cars are trying to pass along narrow Parkside and Victoria Streets in Elsternwick when more cars are also now parked along the street (due to villas/apartments replacing houses). A traffic study needs to be conducted and relayout/redirection considered - maybe each street becomes one way or only allow parking on one side of each street.2. Parkside Street now carries a significant amount of pedestrian traffic including prams/walkers/scooters/children on bikes on the its very narrow concrete footpath en route to Hopetoun Gardens and Glenhuntly Road. The general state of the footpath and streetscape needs attention and improvement for safety. 3. Glenhuntly Road cafes need to have controls set/enforcement of the barriers being installed for additional footpath seating. Placement makes it difficult to get passengers out of vehicles and to safely cross the road. Logos for coffee companies should not be allowed on outdoor barriers as free advertising. The barriers should be for the promotion of the business and what they do.
benteast over 5 years ago
Many neighbourhood issues are actually the responsibility of State or Federal Governments but most residents would be unaware of that. To save a lot of time and resources for both Council and residents it would be really good to have Council servcie centre and customer-facing departments acting as triage and immediate handover to the correct accountable body for issues outside its scope. Eg. if someone rings Council about level crossings and traffic delays (an issue that Council has no authority to fix) then Council should immediately transfer that call to either the responsible State Government authority or to the local State MP Elizabeth Miller. That way the flood of calls will efficiently end up where they should and will support Council's advocacy efforts. Same with incoming emails or written submissions. Council should also identify correct issues accountability in all its communications (Newsletter, website etc) so that residents know who is the bottleneck and why an issue is not getting fixed.
benteast over 5 years ago
Editing timed out. Here is the full submission: Many neighbourhood issues are actually the responsibility of State or Federal Governments but most residents would be unaware of that. To save a lot of time and resources for both Council and residents it would be really good to have Council service centre and customer-facing departments acting as triage and immediate handover to the correct accountable body for issues outside its scope. For example, if someone rings Council about level crossings and traffic delays (an issue that Council has no authority to fix) then Council should immediately transfer that call to either the responsible State Government authority or to the local State MP, say Elizabeth Miller. If the number is busy then the Council officer could record the caller/issue details in an email and send that email to the responsible party. That way the flood of calls will efficiently end up where they should and will support Council's advocacy efforts. Same with incoming emails or written submissions. Council should also identify correct responsible party in all its communications (Newsletter, website etc) so that residents know who is being the bottleneck and why an issue is not getting fixed. For most residents, navigating the complex web of Local/State/Federal government structures is too complex and time-consuming. Council can do more to act as a single point of contact. Council internally should have phone directories, email addresses and accountability descriptions for all relevant State and Federal authorities and be able to immediately transfer calls and emails to the correct authority, keeping the caller in the loop and advising them why the call is being transferred and to whom.
gretel over 5 years ago
1. Streets are too narrow for the volume of parked cars that is now occuring due to unit/townhouse dwellings being built and houseowner leaving cars in the street and not in their driveway. 2. Graffiti is another problem and it seems to be getting worse - makes the area look slummy. 3. Too many old houses being knocked down for new develpments, taking away the charm of the area.4. Street lighting is poor.
Joan over 5 years ago
There is a strong need for a public toilet in the Bentleigh East shopping centre. I have been told that there is provision for one at the GESAC building, but this is not satisfactory as it is too far from the shops for elderly people to walk. There needs to be a toilet near the Centre Rd shopping strip, close to East Boundary Rd. There is a large median strip in East Boundary Rd, north of Centre Rd, that could easily take a public toilet without causing offence to any shopkeepers.
moiragirl over 5 years ago
My neighbours and I are concerned about the future of the Carnegie Pool. The GESAC monolith will cause traffic and parking headaches for the locals, as GE are sure to have undercatered, as is their practise. GESAC is out on the boundary of Glen Eira, so the residents of other municipalities are sure to enjoy its facilities. Carnegie Pool is a gorgeous, charming and historic community pool, of the kind that is vanishing fast in our urban environments. It is a place where families come together, children meet their friends, neighbours relax together...(no competitions, no cafes, no gym, no multiple businesses running out of it). When neighbourhoods have places like the Carnegie pool, they have a place to relax and connect with each other, for fun, and then care about each other and their neighbourhood. GE residents, once its gone, its gone, and what will come in its place???
Seth over 5 years ago
The train lines bordering our neighbourhood has led to a massive increase in noise pollution and traffic jams given the archaic system of rail crossings. I understand that there are plans to expand the number of train on these lines further, only compounding this current problem. As such, I would like to see the following in response:1) short term solution - possibly create barriers between the train lines (i.e. the pakenham and cranbourne lines) and the exposed houses that border these train lines with the aim of reducing noise polution from these trains (especially the large freight trains); and2) long term solution - set up overhead (or underhead) train passes over the next 5 years that will replace the currently dangerous system of rail crossings.
Lexxicon over 5 years ago
The nature of our communities continues to change and we must change our supporting infrastructure to support the evolution and not resist it. The long term issues I see are :-1. More Middle aged people losing jobs, working from home and creating home offices/shops. - We need new regulations and support to make this easier rather than harder.More Seniour people living alone at home. - Increased reliance on Public Transport (need to make more safety, add more benches and rain/sun cover, run more often and more reliably). Need to look into ways to make them feel needed and respected.2. Higher Density Living means more of us sharing less and less space and competing for resources and business. e.g. increased aggression and stress that changed social dynamic to more provocative and less tolerant (loss of tempers, no consideration for others, and no respect and courtesy in public places). So we will need larger social spaces so that when our own space seems just too small there are places we can go to feel more free and recharge - large parks or ‘sports/social ’ clubs (not the tiny ones in most burbs these days) where we and our kids/pets can stretch their legs and get out of the boxes we call home. Roads, rubbish, parking and drainage and other infrastructure must be upgraded to cope with this increased density (not coping well at present).3. Moving to globalisation and the implied 24/7 model of work/life. e.g. having to live close to work so we can react faster to events that may affect our jobs at any time of the day or night. Many live where they work already and more will follow this trend. Strip shops are not the answer any more. Have to become more creative/flexible with what we can be allowed to do with our homes. 4. We have come out of a 100 year drought and I feel we are coming into a 30 year flooding period and I think the existing buildings and drainage issues caused by other council (up-stream) development are and will continue to cause more and more of our (downstream) houses to flood in the areas closer to the ocean (all water has to flow to the oceans). We desperately need to address future massive floods and high wind issued in our area. New housing must be built to higher standards and all drains reassessed and upgraded every 5 years as required). Install wind breaking designs (trees, e.t.c in strategic places)5. Set Business Hours are an impediment to our evolving work paradigm. If businesses ‘staggered’ or offset their start and end times around some ‘core’ hours it would lead to a reduction of Peak times and subsequent drains on amenities and utilities that this causes. We don't all need to start at same time and eat at same time and run like machines to a factory clock/schedule. This was fine post-war but why are we sticking to this outdated way of running our lives?e.g. Schools are particularly stressful places to park and drop off kids because all classes start at 9am and finish at say 3:30pm. But, what if different schools started 15 mins later or sooner than others in the area or classes were staggered this way within schools? The traffic would be diluted from a mad rush over 20 mins to a lower stream over the entire hour. Many schools have two way 2 minute drop zones which are parallel parking zones. These cause traffic snarls because people wait for others to leave, blocking traffic, and can take quite some time to reverse in between cars e.t.c. What about building one way ‘drive thrus’ around the building using the schools ‘internal road system’ for drop offs? I realise this may require rethought and rebuilding the roads in some of the schools for this purpose but it would force traffic in one direction get it off the council roads and would be quick as visiting a busy take away drive thru (without the delay of waiting for them to cook something for you :-). Even if not this solution, I think parking in and around schools needs to be addressed. We need to work smarter and work together to plan for these issues before they become a crisis.
brett over 5 years ago
Hi everyone,my key concerns are as follows1) The lack of local government policies to deal with climate change as an immediate priority - with set targets and clear actions for both council and community - we all need to act together on this one.2) The major increases in traffic and subsequent pollution, lack of bike, walking, public transport infrastructure and promotion.3) The lack of green space in our city, this has a major impact on biodiversity.4) The increase of individualism and subsequent breakdown of community and neighbourhoods.5) The marginalisation of the disadvantaged and separation (& lack of purpose) of elders and lack of options for the young.6) The need for a more progressive approach to waste reduction and minimisation. (and litter)7) Our approach to development / planning could be improved.
megsew over 5 years ago
My primary concern is that nothing is being done about the Glenhuntly reservoir from what I know.I believe that Glenhuntly road would continue to improve if we all had access to that lovely big area of land in the form of a park / playing field / square.I am also concerned about:- The abolishment of the pedestrian track on the east side of the racecourse on Queens pde. It used to be a fantastic path that provided an uninterrupted walking/running circuit for the local residents! The trees will need to be pruned anyway for the traffic, I don't see why they couldn't be pruned to allow a track on that side to function still. - Improving the quality of street planting to local native long lasting, good looking trees.- Reducing the amount of hard rubbish on the streets (more public education? and heavier fines?!)- Increasing pedestrian and cycle traffic on our streets and public areas. It's the way of a healthier, happier future.- Good quality public space that fosters community, and that people are proud of and want to live near.
brett over 5 years ago
I understand that there is a great need to accommodate an ever growing Melbourne population in Glen Eira, primarily as a result of Federal / State emphasis on growth & very high levels of immigration. This results in greater density / height of development around transport and shopping hubs and increasing numbers of sub division / dual occupancy etc etc. With this in mind I'd like to make 2 suggestions:1) our community (through council) advocates strongly for a significant increase in environmentally sustainable design and pushes for this to be mandatory in all developments throughout Victoria. We need to go beyond 6 stars.2) that our council incorporate environmentally sustainable design to be part of every planning permit that crosses the council desk and work on an education process for all developers / architects etc that want to work in Glen Eira. This is critical for new builds as well as renovations. With regard to new builds, I'd like to see stricter controls around demolitions and the recovery and reuse of materials - so much is going to waste.
anne over 5 years ago
Despite assurances in the press by some members of council, I hope no reason will be found to close Carnegie swimming pool. (it has been inadequately maintained for years). This would be terrible, it is a friendly, very useable facility which encourages community spirit not to mention a wonderful means of keeping fit. I would fight tooth and nail to keep it.
PiedPiper over 5 years ago
Issues affecting my neighbourhood. As we abutt the Nepaean Hwy and the service lane, we are subjected to the affects of where commercial and residential zonings collide. Council need to look carefully at these areas and ensure that residential amenity is protected when granting permits. In the past this has not been done.Common issues for this type of neighbourhood.Excessive speed. Sensible speed assessment practices and implementaion of traffic calming measures that have worked elsewhere. Parking. Business hour parking restrictions in place with resident parking permits.Noise and rubbish from business activity, placement of bins and commercial hours of collection.Innadequate drainage, resulting in commercial run off in residential community.Glen Eira should be prepared to look at what other councils have done to resolve similiar issues - allow (empower) the affected residents to do their own research and report to Council. Work with your community.Because these issues are handled by numerous departments within Glen Eira, there needs be better processes within Glen Eira to facilitate inter Silo communication and resolution. I'd like to see a better resolution process with City of Glen Eira to resolve the many issues facing residents in Glen Eira.
Leanne over 5 years ago
I'm concerned about the high-density housing that's popping up everywhere. There is minimal parking as it is in our area and these highly-populated dwellings are making it impossible to drive down some streets. I am also concerned that there are a couple of "hotspots" in our particular suburb that have minor accidents - sometimes several a week. The corner of Murrumbeena & Liela Rds is in desperate need of a roundabout. This is high traffic use area with the parks on either side of the road. And Kokarib and Neerim Rds needs lights to control the traffic coming from the Supermarket on one side and the Primary School on the other.
Project Co-ordinator over 5 years ago
On behalf of Susanne:Overdevelopment, dogs in parks being off-leash irrespective of whether it is an off leash area or not, lack of any supervision in parks of users and bike riders, walkers seemingly having no rights whatsoever. Maintenance of parks and suburban street scape is adequate.
tanjorg over 5 years ago
I would like to see less multi storey buildings being built and the council maintaining the character of the area. Maintenence on the Carnegie pool and a guarantee it will remain open. Round about at kokoribb rd & neerim rd. Parking inspectors around schools at pick up & drop off times. Support (by way of land) towards a permant venue for a kinder in Carnegie.
Kmack over 5 years ago
I dislike the cheap looking hot mix repair jobs done to footpaths. They look hideous, dont last and are a sloppy solution that only saves money in the short-term.
cam over 5 years ago
Traffic is a major problem - both volume and speed.To address the volume, more needs to be done to encourage walking, cycling and public transport. Council has direct control over local streets and footpaths, so should make them safer and more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists. Council should also actively advocate for better public transport instead of roads (and parking) that simply encourage more traffic.Addressing speed will also encourage walking and cycling and should be done through innovative traffic calming measures - think beyond just speed humps.Climate change is also increasingly impacting the community through extreme and volatile weather causing property damage and causing heat stress. Council needs to increase its efforts to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions and assist the community to reduce its emissions.
Dkt over 5 years ago
Totally agree with Cam. There are many options beyond speed humps. They can be used in conjunction with other measures. Council needs to become more creative.Our council maintained streets should not host fast moving traffic in large volumes. We need to foster our communities and this cannot be done effectively from cars. In short- more traffic calming measures to provide a disincentive for fast moving cars on council maintained and residential streets. Make the entry points from Vic Roads roads a gateway to help differentiate between fast streets/ roads and quiet streets where maybe one day children can play and neighbours can interact.A shift from car dominance to facilitating active transport is required.
GE Resident over 5 years ago
Car dominance. The pedestrian amenity should be improved in a number of high pedestrian zones in my locality. Areas which need substantial improvement are: Glenhuntly Road shops, Derby Road shops and Caulfield Station surrounds, Caulfield Park perimeter (especially Balaclava Road and Inkerman Road), Hawthorn Rd/Balaclava Road shops, plans for new Caulfield Village development. This would involve reduced speed limits, sympathetic road landscaping so that cars are forced to slow down (speed bumps, roundabouts, crossings), more crossings, shade trees, public seating, car free open spaces (malls, squares etc), and widened footpaths. Lack of public open spaces. This is related to the previous point. We desperately need more public open spaces for people to sit, rest, meet and gather. They do not need to be large. There should be such a space at EVERY shopping strip. It is a tragedy that no such space is included in the approved plans for Caulfield Village.Lack of community connectedness. I believe this is largely a result of the lack of community open spaces. In other areas where I have lived, there have been small (ie as little as house block sized) parks or squares where locals could and did often meet.Urban heat island effect. We need more shade trees generally and especially along our streets. We also need more permeable and green surfaces. Concrete and roads absorb and reflect heat. Other councils have "urban forest" policies. Glen Eira needs one.Lack of heritage protection. Our neighbourhood looks terrible. It is a mix of period homes and ugly new developments that have no green space or trees.
smck207 over 5 years ago
I love living in Glen Huntly but ...- Glen Huntly village is looking very dirty & unkempt at the moment (lots of rubbish, bird nests/droppings at shop entrances);- Roseberry Grove is having it's parking monitored ... is there any update re solutions? Train commuters, staff/clients of near-by businesses are hogging a lot of parking spaces in the street which has been reported to council by several residents.- Glen Huntly Park's oval is now strictly 'on leash' so dog owners are supposed to exercise their dogsoff leash on the verge between the racecourse fence line & oval fence. However, several plinths at the base of the racecourse fence are missing/broken & therefore my 2 small dogs can easily climb under & get into these areas. Also, the gate entrance from Glen Huntly Park into the racecourse should have a piece added to the bottom of it to ensure dogs cannot get into this area. My dogs are pretty good at doing as they're told but they've also never seen a horse through there so I'm not sure what would happen if they did. For what it's worth the exclusion of off leash dogs on the oval is ridiculous. I never saw a single comment in the off-leash review which asked for such a requirement. Dogs in a fenced area is more sensible than letting them wander in an unrestricted area. If the oval is not being used for scheduled activities then it should be available (eve just for a few hours) to rate paying owners of registered dogs. Also, several of the trees in Glen Huntly Park have branches that are an OHS risk ie: branches at or lower than eye height, especially near the oval fenceline & near the tennis courts.- Hard Rubbish dumping everywhere in the suburd is becoming a problem. There are tv's and piles of rubbish everywhere throughout the suburb & Council area in general. This current Hard Rubbish collection system is resulting in this Council area looking like a permanent rubbish tip with piles of rubbish left for weeks on end in some streets.Like I say, I love this area. It's got lots of great facilities & greenery but is being tarnished by piles of rubbish & should be a bit more 'looked after'.