Growing the RAiD community

Thanks to some dedicated volunteers and the best of the weekend weather RAiD had a most successful morning garnering  13 new sign-ups for membership and a couple of donations without wanting to become members & a few new additional email addresses for our activity & news database. Well done & thanks to those dedicated souls for giving up a Saturday morning.

RAiD Volunteers working hard to explain the issues and sign new members

RAiD Volunteers working hard to explain the issues and sign new members

Are there alternatives to Hong Kong Style High rise Developments?

We all want quality development that is citizen friendly and most of us accept and understand that increasing urban density is a must but do we need Hong Kong style high rise like the Woolworths proposed development at Vaughan & Canning in North Melbourne? Are there are alternatives which are much more sensible? If you check out this in todays Age you might get a different view on the alternatives, however if rumor is to be believed prehaps 30 million for the Vaughan Terrace land has put some lower limits on density with out making a loss. Have a read and write some letter to the Age & Woolworths. http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/making-rooms-at-the-top-20120424-1xj9b.html

The Age Online Friday 27 High Rise Alternatives for North Melbourne

The Age Online Friday 27 High Rise Alternatives for North Melbourne

Quick Check of the Ministers Website show no news.

A quick check of the Ministers Website shows no new press statements about the proposed North Melbourne Woolworths towers set for Canning and Vaughan Street.

There was a concern something might happen in the shadow of Easter.

Here is the link to the Ministers Press releases if you want to keep casting a casual eye over it yourself.

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/from-the-minister-for-planning.html

Dont forget you can follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/3051-RAID/126672457437926

You can also go online to sign our community petition to be sent to the minister at this link here.

http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/lower-the-woollworths-16-story-twin-towers-on-vaughan-tce-north-melbourne-raid-305

Lobby Mathew Guy Planning Minister Liberal Govt to bring the Woolworths development down to 12 stories

Lobby Mathew Guy Planning Minister Liberal Govt to bring the Woolworths development down to 12 stories