Sunday, October 19, 2008

FW: Journal article



For those that don’t get the Knox Journal, here’s an article from last week’s issue.


 Libs put suburb growth concerns on the agenda


15/10/2008 12:49:00 PM

KNOXFIELD residents have met Liberal MPs in their latest move to prevent overdevelopment in their suburb.

The residents, Scoresby MP Kim Wells and Opposition planning spokesman Matthew Guy discussed their concerns this month about the State Government's Melbourne 2030 plan.

Resident Ian Simpson said a petition to Parliament was "in the pipeline" as a catalyst for a discussion of overdevelopment issues.

"Matthew Guy will be asking questions in Parliament pertinent to Knoxfield.

"That might get us greater publicity, and the more publicity we can get, the less the developers are likely to come in there."

Labor MP Shaun Leane said a 'moratorium' on overdevelopment in Knoxfield was still on his agenda. He said progress had been made in discussions with Planning Minister Justin Madden.

"It is predominantly a Knox Council issue, but I fully understand where the residents and councillors come from."

Mr Leane said he fully supported the council if it decided on a moratorium on planning permits until a study into trees in Knoxfield was done.

Mr Simpson said attempts to contact Mr Leane about the progress of his discussions had been unsuccessful.

"No one's been able to contact him. I've rung his office and been assured I'd get a call back and that hasn't happened. I've emailed him and didn't get a reply.

"Other people have tried to contact him too."

However, Mr Leane assured Knoxfield residents that he was still working on the matter.


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