'Time to end neglect in Dandenong' (28/9) suggests The Age has finally lost
its way in Melbourne. You wrote,
On a purely pragmatic
level, it is hard to see the Government wresting control from
Liberal-dominated councils in suburbs such as Kew or in other areas
where residents take a protective interest in planning issues..."
Yet that is
precisely what the Bracks Government has done !
Bracks has overridden local democracy at Kew Cottages, at Burnley
Gardens, and at Royal Park to name just three such areas. The battle
for Boroondara continues at Kew Cottages, and the contestants in the
form of the Bracks Government and Boroondara Council return to the
lists at VCAT on 14th October.
Ignorance is a poor defense for a free
press. Melbourne deserves better. See www.kew.org.au.
Kew Cottages Coalition