marvellousmelbourne.org has been created by a group of volunteers to celebrate the best of Melbourne and to encourage people to be informed and get involved.
There are many possibilities for Melbourne's future. There are many people concerned that government is using challenges from climate change to mask it's addiction to growth.
There are many groups in the city, country and coast whose needs are being ignored and who are trying to alert the community to the dangers of a planning dictatorship elected only every few years that stays on top by playing one community against another.
These groups have come together as
Planning Backlash is an "umbrella" for co-ordinated action by a wide range of groups across city, country and coast concerned with innappropriate planning in Victoria. It has supported the development of this site to inform people interested in ensuring that development planning supports "quality of life". Each group in the Planning Backlash network has its own planning and development issues but all have common concerns with the State Government’s planning processes and strategies. Currently the network connects over 100 groups and is continually increasing.
Planning Backlash believes that city, coast and country are becoming scarred with insensitive and unrepresentative developments which are being built to benefit developers and to pacify political impatience. Groups are not bonded by politics or geography but united in passion, expertise and resilience regarding our collective opposition to the inappropriate development happening in our communities.
one of the many supporters this "umbrella" organisation, and
"hosts" it's web page.
marvellousmelbourne.org receives no funds from government or political parties and has created and maintained this site on a budget of less than $300. There have been no supporter funds wasted on tarting up the message ! (as we see with so many of our tax dollars !). It operates only through the generosity of its supporters and members - potentially YOU !
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