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Community Forum report

31 Aug 2009

Docklands Community Association president Roger Gardner attended last month’s City of Melbourne community forum on August 20 and reports the following:

“The community forum turned out to be a very useful exercise with round table discussion groups addressing various service areas including planning, transport, safety and parks and gardens.”

“Some views had been put forward previously but the Lord Mayor, Councillor Robert Doyle, emphasised that he intends to ensure that council follows up with action including pursuing the State Government where the responsibility lies with them in areas such as policing and liquor licencing.”

“Many suggestions included more late night public transport, review of planning and control measures for bicycle, taxi and pedestrian movement, zero tolerance, more police numbers and greater attention to serviced apartments in building planning.”

“I put forward the need for more public open space, parks and gardens and land based recreation facilities in Docklands,” Mr Gardner said.

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