Box Hill’s Future – Have your say

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Vicinity has a Planning Application before Whitehorse Council to commence a major part of this development. WATAG has lodged a formal Objection with Whitehorse Council to try and ensure that vital Active Transport considerations are included in any plans that get approved.

Read the WATAG submission here.

We invite all concerned with trying to get better Active Transport outcomes from all developments in our local area – particularly future-shaping developments such as this one – to read the WATAG Objection and make your own submission to Council .

If you are VERY keen, you can read the Vicinity application via the Whitehorse Council planning site, and make your own judgement rather than following WATAG’s ideas. It will take one or two clicks to get you to a list of applications.

Then search for Planning Applications Nos – WH/2021/466, 476, 597 – Vicinity developments for Main Street Box Hill.

The more objections, the better informed Council will be about the community view.

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Family-safe streets

I feel great empathy for parents who have become dependent on local playgrounds in Australia so that their children can have fun whilst exercising and socialising.

These things should be an essential part of a child’s life.

Many people drive to the playgrounds – especially the more-inviting adventure type  – because they are not conveniently local, or even if local, they feel it’s unsafe to walk or ride a bike there.

Once, a long while ago when I was a child, our quiet local suburban street was a safe and extremely convenient place to imaginatively and actively play. 

We need to refocus our attention and reclaim and remake our quiet local streets into family-safe places again. It can, and should, be a priority of state and local governments.

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