Nov 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Given that Healesville Sanctuary vets regularly see wildlife, particularly young birds, whose bones are completely malformed because of eating an unbalanced diet provided by humans, Friends of Nillumbik would like to see signs at our parks particularly near our lakes asking people not to feed bread to the birds. This is done by other municipalities (Ruffey Lake in Manningham and Ringwood Lake in Maroondah for example)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friends of Nillumbik note that last year only metal waste from the hard rubbish collection was recycled. We are aware that Council included a flyer about recycling options when advising people about hard waste collection but we wonder how many people observed this and we ask if Council could increase its recycling of hard waste especially e-waste?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friends of Nillumbik believe that the Yarra Plenty Regional Library has had its budget of almost $2 million endorsed by Council. However, it will from January 2011 impose a $100 levy on book groups. Surely ratepayers are already paying enough and the fact that there is no levy on such services as ongoing sessions in creative writing, local history, genealogy, digital photography, Feng Shui for the home, and computer classes shows this levy to be unfair and discriminatory.

Please comment.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Regarding an application for a house on a small block in Watery Gully Rd, Kangaroo Ground, Friends of Nillumbik ask: What are the"irregularities" referred to in relation to this application and why did it not go to the Planning and Building Committee for debate as is usual and instead a decision will be delegated to a Council officer?