Monash Council Officers are recommending the proposed reduction to the Dandenong Creek escarpment in the north of Glen Waverley BE DROPPED. We COMMEND the Officers for a decision which protects the liveability and environment in our City.
Councillors will vote on whether to accept this recommendation at their meeting on Tuesday evening. Cr Geoff Lake has disappointingly supported decreasing the escarpment, stating the garden character is the same as areas not on the escarpment. Council Officers correctly state the topography (and not garden character) determine creek escarpment.
The community will benefit from a well maintained escarpment. There will be a lower risk of flooding and a healthy green environment to live in for both people and wildlife. The creek will be healthier providing a wonderful region for both river life and leisure activities. It is true some people do not want this environment but the diversity of areas across Monash gives everyone the chance to find a place to live!
Access the full Council Officers’ Report here: http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/files/assets/public/about-us/council/council-meetings/2016-31-may/1.2-report.pdf
The agenda for the meeting 31 May may be accessed here: http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Council/Agendas-Minutes/31-May-2016#agenda
Note: Questions for Public Question Time must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 30 May. Maybe after the Council Elections in October the new Council will update Local Law 1 so that we have more up to date and constituent friendly procedures for asking questions at Council meetings.