Bad planning hinders Walmer Street development + Heatherdale-Syndal Pipe Trail Launch: Chris catches up with Mike Waller from the Walmer Street Action Group on the long running Salta development issue in Walmer St, including bad planning processes and lack of real engagement addressing local residents and stakeholder concerns in Abbotsford and Kew. Mike discusses broader planning issues related to cycling and pedestrian access, political donations, lack of clear vision and planning integration, in light of Richard Wynnes recent approval, subject to 57 conditions. Also see Defend the Yarra River Bank | Yarra Riverkeeper Association | Collingwood & Abbotford Residents Association
David Blom from Whitehorse Cyclists talks about recent completion of the Heatherdale-Syndal Pipe Trail in South-east Melbourne and upcoming Gardiners Creek Commuters ride celebrating the pipeline first stage opening on 7am, Wednesday 22 February, starting from northern most point of the new trail (Ballantyne St, East Burwood) riding to the Melbourne CBD as part of their daily commute to work.
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