IT IS GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT A WIN FOR HERITAGE - IT DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN BUT HERE IT IS SO CLIFTON HILL IS REJOICING
Kelvin Thomson does not agree with bringing in extra migrants to work the mines when so many Australians are losing their jobs. He wants migration reduced and that would certainly be good for the pressure on Melbourne re the high density development that is happening everywhere.
This is the Study by the Property Council about Urban Renewal. Be alarmed as they want to RENEW us, especially where they can a make the most profit. Time to tell the government we dont want all this development in our suburbs. We want to keep out city liveable.
The loss of sunlight is a very important point. As is the fact that high-density high-rise buildings have big carbon footprints, consume more energy, generate more pollution and detract public amenity through the large shadows they cast. The proliferation of high-rise development is threatening not only our environment, but also our social fabric.
The ISA 2007 study and the Australian Conservation Foundation Atlas clearly show that, in each state and territory, the population in the centre and inner suburbs of the capital city are contributing the most per person to the ecological footprint.77 For instance, within Canberra the ecological footprints of the householders of the inner suburbs of Braddon [Mark's comment: medium density] and Yarralumla [big old houses and gardens, embassies] were 8.59 gha pp and 8.05 gha pp, respectively, and the outer areas of Tuggeranong and Banks were 6.15 gha pp and 6.07 gha pp, respectively.78
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