Platypus in KooyongKoot (Gardiners Creek)? Graham Ross and Geoff Williams

Can we return the Platypus to Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot)? Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot) is a significant tributary of the Yarra River that flows through a highly urbanised landscape. Various initiatives have recently been announced to restore environmental values along the creek. These include the formation of the KooyongKoot Alliance, in which…
April 2, 2022

Eley Road – Graham Ross

Eley Road Retarding Basin…A lost opportunity? Graham Ross. Convenor KooyongKoot Alliance Something doesn’t smell quite right at Eley Road Retarding Basin. Not that members of the public could find out the source, because this patch of green space, is ringed by a 3-metre high chain link fence hung with signs…
March 13, 2022
Governance

Integrity in government – Ken Coghill

Voters plead for integrity Ken Coghill Demands for integrity in government are emerging as a key concern in voters’ minds. Opinion polls and chats with friends and neighbours all confirm that Australians want public funds and political powers treated as entrusted for use in the public interest. Those we elect…
December 29, 2021

South Surrey Park – Ursula Povey

Have you discovered South Surrey Park yet? – Ursula Povey Since our COVID-19 restrictions began, lots of other people have discovered South Surrey Park, a linear park following Back Creek from Riversdale Road to Union Road. It has been a favourite spot for walking and exercising the dog and the…
December 27, 2021

Protect our post-war past – Philip Goad

Protect our post-war past – Philip Goad On 17 August 2020, the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) of the City of Boroondara voted to recommend two houses of the late 1940s – one in Balwyn, the other in North Balwyn – both designed by architect Robin Boyd, be nominated for…
November 28, 2021