Residents of Fawkner gathered on Sunday for a public meeting to discuss the toxic legacy site at 100 and 102 McBryde street and the surrounds. The meeting was held at Fawkner Public School, kindly provided by the school principal.
A development application to erect warehouses at 102 McBryde street is currently before Moreland Council Urban Planning Committee. A Council Officer proposed motion was given to Councillors an hour before the last Urban Planning Committee meeting. As this is a contentious issue Councillors voted to defer a decision on this application to September.
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Friday 23rd March is National Ride to School Day. If you have children encourage them to travel to school through active travel. Fawkner is safer than many other suburbs for cycling to school with no major through roads and lots of quiet residential streets. If your driving to work tomorrow, please take care, as always, of children journeying to and from school by walking, cycling, scooting or skating.
Here is some information from Bicycle Victoria. Visit the Bicycle Victoria Ride to School website to register:
National Ride to School Day 2012
More than 200,000 primary and secondary students will take to the streets across Australia tomorrow using bikes, scooters, skateboards or simply walking as part of National Ride2School Day. The annual event is Australia’s largest celebration of an active journey to and from school.
At many schools, 100% of students will arrive under their own steam and then take part in a host of school-based festivities including parades, breakfasts and community rides.
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Tagged cycling, quiet residential streets, school, scooting, skating, students, transportation, travel, walking