Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Council votes to allow car access to small area of Travancore park
Another sad day for open space in Travancore at Council this evening. Our Council policy not to grant access to vehicular traffic on parkland was ignored by all but two Councillors (myself and Cr Chantry). Council resolved to give access to a property owner in Mooltan St to drive over parkland to access the rear of his property where he has built a gate without a planning permit. Other councillors said it was merely moving a rail and posts. I see it as moving a commitment to protect open space into a shredder. Vale another patch of Travancore parkland.

1 comment:

Feline said...

This is ridiculous. Our planning system rewards those who bend or, in this case, blatantly ignore the planning rules. Instead of holding them to account, Councillors reward them with more and more benefits. The only people who suffer are the community and those residents who are foolish enough to play by the rules and go through a bureaucratic process to get permission to change the colour of their fence. Quite simply, it's not fair.

I note that the Premier launched his "Fairer Victoria" policy today. I wonder what he would say about the fairness of the planning system.