Re: Knox tram plan vetoes highway bus lane
Knox residents have wanted the tram for more than 30 years so it's well overdue to alleviate parking at the Angliss Hospital and at the Dandenong Ranges National Park 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. The tram would bring many more visitors and cash to Knox City, Mountain Gate and Upper Ferntree Gully shops as people will come from Camberwell if it is only one tram ride away.
On Track (via web)
Cr Van de Vreede's pushing for bus lanes on Burwood Highway instead of the tram was a joke, right? It left the rest of us in Knox seeing red and spitting chips! Message to Eastern Transport Commission: listen to residents — we want our tram.
Spitting Chips (via web)
Re: Rowville speed humps a hit the wrong way
What about the the work done on Kelletts Road earlier this year between Napoleon and Wellington roads? It started off a good road and was reduced to a road with loose gravel and the new surface wearing away within weeks. Now every time we use the road we get stone chips and damage our tyres. What a huge waste of our money!
Sue (via web)
Totally agree with the poor execution of the humps — a waste of money!
Chris (via web)
Re: Protest for homeless targets Treasurer Wells
The Richmond report of the late 1980s put people out of welfare institutions into communities to integrate. For many this has not worked and chronic homelessness is the result. A bad policy is to blame and it should be changed.
Treasurer Kim Wells needs to understand that without exception these people all have acute mental health, environmental and lifestyle issues, and for a vast variety of reasons. Welfare agencies are stretched to the maximum and underfunded; drug and alcohol agencies are overburdened to the detriment of those most at risk.
A swag is inexpensive and it will, at the very least, keep these people dry and warm when forced to live out in the elements because they know no better or have no choice.
Mr Wells as a leader should show the people who elected him that he has the most basic humane values. A community is and should be judged on how it treats its most at risk, and the report card is not good.
Dean Cottier, Ferntree Gully, candidate for Baird Ward, Knox Council (via web)
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