- Category: Uncategorised
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I have long wanted to get a handle on the value of Merri Creek, as a way of arguing for more investment in the Creek and its parklands. There are many aspects to its value of course, value for habitat, value for users, value for neighbours...
One way to measure value is through property value. I believe there is a premium on real-estate near Merri Creek, and want to get an idea of what that premium is. And how far from Merri Creek is the value felt? I have often been boggled by for-sale signs that boast "Near to Merri Creek", even if the property isn't what I would call near. But what would I know? Real Estate agents must have a pretty good idea how close to Merri Creek a property has to be to make it worth putting this on a sign.
- Category: City of Darebin
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Thanks to the fantastic Snap Send Solve app on my phone, within a week of reporting the really untidy (weedy and rubbishy) frontage of the Northcote Golf Course to Normanby Avenue, it was cleaned up! Well done City of Darebin for a quick response.
I sent the request on 11 April, and the work was done by the 19th. I said in the message "The Northcote Golf Course nature strip is really messy with rubbish and weeds. Anyone else would be expected to maintain their nature strip, but this doesn't look like it is ever cleaned up. Especially ironic given the lovely 'Welcome to Darebin' art".
- Category: Yarra Valley Water
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How could it take over 3 months to fix a water leak into Merri Creek that is wasting around 5 million litres of water each month? The system is broken that's how.
I reported this discharge to the EPA in mid January, who passed it onto Yarra Valley Water who found it was a leaking fire service (a tapping into the main to run sprinklers etc) and therefore was the property owner's responsibility to fix, even though the leak was under a main road. Three and a half months after my report the leak was finally fixed. 17 million litres of water down the drain, which will be replaced by desalinated water.
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