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With tears in my eyes, these are the stories that make me proud to be an Australian. Despite a noisy minority attempting to perpetuate hate and division, we will continue to thrive because the large majority make stories like this happen.
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Congratulations to Monash Vale Early Learning Centre on their 25th anniversary. If you’ve never been to the centre before, it’s worth checking out. Brilliant facilities and the owners live next door, redefining the word “local”. I wish I’d found out about this place sooner. ... See MoreSee Less

8 hours ago

Congratulations to Monash Vale Early Learning Centre on their 25th anniversary. If you’ve never been to the centre before, it’s worth checking out. Brilliant facilities and the owners live next door, redefining the word “local”. I wish I’d found out about this place sooner.

**** UPDATE: TREES IN ATHERTON ROAD ****

I’ve had a number of queries regarding the removal of trees along Atherton Road through the shopping strip, so I thought it best to provide a general update.

In 2014, my wife and I went to a Council listening post in Warrawee Park to talk to then Councillors about planting Plane Trees all the way down the residential section of Atherton Road. It was this meeting that sparked my interest in running for Council in the first place. I grew up around Plane Trees and think they’re one of the most beautiful species that provide a magnificent boulevard once fully grown.

Once Council dug up the road to redo the drainage systems in Atherton Road, it was discovered that the root systems had become a lot more invasive than we had assumed. If we had made a decision to cut these root systems back to the level required to protect infrastructure, it would have resulted in the trees themselves dying, or their structures compromised to the point where they would become unsafe.

Originally the plan was to remove all of the trees in Atherton Road, but after some intense lobbying we have been able to keep a fair few of those originally slated for removal. Unfortunately, there was no way to safely keep the ones that have now been removed.

New mature trees of around 5m (the largest we can source) will be planted in late April to replace those that have been removed. These trees will grow to a similar size of the existing trees and pruned each year to ensure that a boulevard canopy is recreated. We will also install root protection barriers to ensure infrastructure under the roads is not comprised. Overall we will see a net gain of around 18 trees between the fire station and Warrigal Road.

I am as passionate about the canopy trees in Atherton Road as anybody, and live within walking distance of the shopping precinct. Rest assured that battles have been fought, and won, and the result will be a vast improvement, even if it does look a little bare in the interim. I look forward to providing a further update in early May once all the new trees are in place.

Finally, it’s great to see that so many people are passionate about this issue and our local area. If any of you would like more detail on the project, or locations of the additional trees, please email me at stuart.james@monash.vic.gov.au and I’ll happily send it through.
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9 hours ago

**** UPDATE: TREES IN ATHERTON ROAD ****

I’ve had a number of queries regarding the removal of trees along Atherton Road through the shopping strip, so I thought it best to provide a general update.

In 2014, my wife and I went to a Council listening post in Warrawee Park to talk to then Councillors about planting Plane Trees all the way down the residential section of Atherton Road. It was this meeting that sparked my interest in running for Council in the first place. I grew up around Plane Trees and think they’re one of the most beautiful species that provide a magnificent boulevard once fully grown.

Once Council dug up the road to redo the drainage systems in Atherton Road, it was discovered that the root systems had become a lot more invasive than we had assumed. If we had made a decision to cut these root systems back to the level required to protect infrastructure, it would have resulted in the trees themselves dying, or their structures compromised to the point where they would become unsafe.

Originally the plan was to remove all of the trees in Atherton Road, but after some intense lobbying we have been able to keep a fair few of those originally slated for removal. Unfortunately, there was no way to safely keep the ones that have now been removed.

New mature trees of around 5m (the largest we can source) will be planted in late April to replace those that have been removed. These trees will grow to a similar size of the existing trees and pruned each year to ensure that a boulevard canopy is recreated. We will also install root protection barriers to ensure infrastructure under the roads is not comprised. Overall we will see a net gain of around 18 trees between the fire station and Warrigal Road.

I am as passionate about the canopy trees in Atherton Road as anybody, and live within walking distance of the shopping precinct. Rest assured that battles have been fought, and won, and the result will be a vast improvement, even if it does look a little bare in the interim. I look forward to providing a further update in early May once all the new trees are in place.

Finally, it’s great to see that so many people are passionate about this issue and our local area. If any of you would like more detail on the project, or locations of the additional trees, please email me at stuart.james@monash.vic.gov.au and I’ll happily send it through.

 

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Thank you for the advice. I was horrified to see their removal when I was there yesterday. I was hoping that there would be a replanting. 😊

Matt King

Tony Gonthier

Great to hear!!! 😊

Dee Donald

Helen Curran

Thanks for keeping the community engaged and informed.

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‪Fantastic Transport Forum Executive briefing with former transport planner and newly elected MP for Box Hill, Paul Hamer MP

We have a lot of common priorities and are looking forward to working with someone so passionate over the next four years‬
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1 day ago

‪Fantastic Transport Forum Executive briefing with former transport planner and newly elected MP for Box Hill, Paul Hamer MP

We have a lot of common priorities and are looking forward to working with someone so passionate over the next four years‬

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3 days ago

Which tank gets filled first?

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The one owned by a cotton farming corporation

None. The tap isn't connected.

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6

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3 including the pipe with the blocked end that hangs off it.

But if it was, 7 would fill. Most of the others get nothing or half filled.

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Nope 5

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3 every day of the week.

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Can’t think of a better thing to do on a Sunday afternoon in Summer than building new shelves for the garage. Lucky I had a great helper to get the job done ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Can’t think of a better thing to do on a Sunday afternoon in Summer than building new shelves for the garage. Lucky I had a great helper to get the job done

 

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I’m surprised you’re not in emergency going by the way you’re using that circular saw. Rookie

Why am I seeing this post? Who are you?

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.

This is how my Friday night went after a long week at work. April’s been waiting two weeks for the courier company to find the final boxes, but all’s well that ends well. #daddyslife ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

This is how my Friday night went after a long week at work. April’s been waiting two weeks for the courier company to find the final boxes, but all’s well that ends well. #daddyslife

 

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Well done guys! Not an easy task... Certainly a long awaited one!

Daddy’s little helper. Great job with the instructions Appy J. 🥰

‪Ten years ago today was the hottest day I can remember living through. I didn’t have air con at the time & remember bunkering up at home wearing not much. However nothing could compare‬ to the devastation that was unfolding on the Victorian community.

My thoughts go out to all those recounting the devastation and loss of loved ones on that day. Today, more than ever, we stand as one!
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‪Ten years ago today was the hottest day I can remember living through. I didn’t have air con at the time & remember bunkering up at home wearing not much. However nothing could compare‬ to the devastation that was unfolding on the Victorian community.

My thoughts go out to all those recounting the devastation and loss of loved ones on that day. Today, more than ever, we stand as one!

 

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Will always remember this day 😓😓😓

Stef Anie

Will always remember 😔😔😢😢

Remembering the pain and heartache. Thinking of all who lost loved ones. Reach out if you are not ok😓

Good job god bless you all

I actually purchased this photo from Herald Sun and I share the heartache. 💕

I remember that day very well !

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Community meeting tonight followed by a simply amazing Mexican Parma at The Italian Corner Oakleigh; only $20 on Wednesday’s!!

#supportlocal
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1 week ago

Community meeting tonight followed by a simply amazing Mexican Parma at The Italian Corner Oakleigh; only $20 on Wednesday’s!!

#supportlocal

 

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John Tongalea

Shoestring fries 👌👌

Where about is that Italian parma place

Looks nice, but it's probably cultural appropriation.🌵

Dion Damoochi looks like da greekies like that sour cream cooked as a zuts zuts

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