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The proposed development of ten houses at 458 Bonogin Road, Bonogin Queensland has commenced with tree clearing without council approval.
The Bonogin Valley community have not had advance notice of the development or received representation by council to engage with the community to provide advice regarding environmental management from loss of bush nor impact to the natural habitat of wildlife species living in this designated area.
There is an English style stone barn on the Illg property at 356 Folly Road in Warrington Township PA. This type of barn was replaced by larger Pennsylvania bank barns in the early 19th century. There are very few English style stone barns remaining in Bucks County. According to a 1988 Heritage Conservancy report, this stone barn dates c1802. In preserving the barn, its not only a tribute to old barns but also the history of the Illg property, the Illg Family, and their hard work and dedication to Warrington.
The developer, David Cutler, has submitted a development plan to subdivide the Illg property. We are interested in seeing the developer save the stone barn. Our attempt to communicate our concerns with the developer has been unanswered.
We have also voiced our concerns to the Warrington Township Planning Commission. One of the Warrington Township Supervisors is also aware of our objection to the demolition of this rare barn.
We make the appeal based on the Warrington Township Zoning Ordinance, General Provision, Ord. 85-2,3/5/1985, § 105; as amended by Ord. 07-05, 3/27/207, § 1, which (in part)… “mandates standards to minimize negative impacts on natural environment while preserving the environment which includes the cultural and historical resources of the Township.”
Children under 2 years of age gain no cognitive developmental benefits from television, regardless of content. Help us in providing this critical information that will benefit the estimated 148.8 million parents in the United States.
We strive to accomplish this goal by pushing legislation to mandate a disclaimer delivering these findings to the guardians of our future generation. In response to the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that children under two should be discouraged from watching television at all, and a study showing that only 6% of parents are aware of that recommendation (while 49% of parents think educational videos like Baby Einstein™ are very important in the intellectual development of children), for the betterment of society, we, the undersigned, are actively demanding that the F.C.C. publicize this information at the beginning of aforementioned programming.
One of the most prominent figures in researching early development and television usage, Dr. Dimitri Christakis confidently says, "The more videos they watched, the fewer words they knew. These babies scored about 10% lower on language skills than infants who had not watched these videos."
With the amount of conclusive evidence on the issue, and the given percentage of ignorance, it is not only in our best interest to educate, but neglectful, and arguably abusive, to sit idly by.
Future Star Wars video games, Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313, have already been leaked and administered to the public by LucasArts and a majority of hardcore and casual gamers have been looking forward to these games ever since the trailers had been released.
Now Disney have shut them down it is not fair for them to have a CANCELLED final game(s), and its not fair on the public who have been so patiently waiting for these games to be released. It does not seem morally right for any company (ESPECIALLY Disney) to do something like this. You never leave a job half done! A Lucasarts representative has this to say:
“After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.”
Based on the existing property rights of the parcel located at 115 N. El Camino Real, the project’s design merit and because of the numerous public benefits that the project will create, the project should be approved.
The planned destruction of bushland for the conservation of a light industrial estate and associated works on Lot 5182 of the kulaluk lease between Fitzer Drive, Bagot Road, Totem Road and Dickward Drive will have these consequences:
- The site is in a surge-zone area.
- The site is under the flight path of Darwin Airport.
- Proposed access roads entering Dickward Drive and Bagot Road will create highly dangerous "Blackspots".
- There will be an increase in "Rat-running" through the nearby streets.
- The development will face onto residential homes on Fitzer Drive.
- The development will become an eyesore along Dickward Drive, a road of outstanding natural beauty.
- There will likely be spillage of toxic waste into the drains into the mangroves on Aboriginal land.
- There will be more noise and traffic before and after accepted working hours.
- The flora and fauna of the area will disappear forever, including protected species of birds - Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-Winged Fairy Wren, Black-breasted Buzzard, Brown Goshawk, Crested Hawk, Barking Owl, Brown Falcon, Australian Hobby, Australian Kestrel, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, restless Flycatcher, Long-tailed Finch, Crimson Finch, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Rainbow Pitta and many others.
Special trees on this block include Atalaya variifolia and tress of the Wrightia genus. It is doubtful whether the flora of this block has ever been properly surveyed.
Development has already eliminated sea turtles from nesting on the majority of beaches around Tioman Island, Malaysia. The entire Tioman sea turtle population is on the verge of extinction.
Historically four species of turtles used to nest around the island, but now only two endangered species (Green and Hawksbill) nest on a few beaches.
Mentawak beach in Kampung Juara still maintains a population of Green turtles, but in order for this population to survive their habitat must be preserved.
Turtles and development can co-exist, but if the status quo continues the Mentawak population will edge closer to extinction.
Currently the Brisbane City Council is proposing to change the zoning within our community that will allow the building of 5 storey buildings.
It will also allow for high density townhouses to be built alongside existing residents houses.
This has been done with no consultation with the local community. The original plan from the council suggested no change to zoning but after reviewing their own plan the council has changed it's mind ?
Gosford City Council is a member of ICLEI which is a United Nations-sponsored group which designs and writes policy for your area on land use, energy goals and measurement, and water usage.
ICLEI is a paid consultant and/or receives dues from your taxes & Rates and received Tax Exemption status in Australia.
ICLEI was formed after the United States (George Bush, Sr.) and 178 other nations met at the United Nations Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and agreed to use certain principles as their guidelines. Those guidelines include major reductions in energy and water usage, and huge increases in the number of living units in city centers. This is called UN Agenda 21-Sustainable Development.
In 1993 President Clinton formed the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and gave a multi-million dollar grant to the American Planning Association to write Growing Smart: A Legislative Guidebook to bring UN Agenda 21 to the United States. Smart Growth was the result. Multi-story condos or apartments over small retail with little parking, crammed in your town center. The reason for this style of construction is that, as UN Secretary General Maurice Strong said, ‘the affluence of Americans is a threat to the planet.’ Single family homes are a threat.
Across the nation, in large cities and small towns, like this one, identical programs are being rolled out. Land use restrictions, ordinances reducing energy usage, Smart Meters, school programs, & candidate trainings, are designed and implemented without your vote. You may be invited to city visioning meetings, but the outcome is decided before you enter the room.
Using ICLEI greenhouse gas emissions goals, your local government is in the process of controlling where and how you live, what you eat, what your children learn, and what laws you will live under. With the cover of ‘environmental concern’ your personal rights are being restricted. Soon, you will lose the right to travel freely without being asked for your ID. Lose the right to water your garden. Lose the right to refuse a Smart Meter. Lose the right to live in a rural area. Lose the right to drive a private vehicle.
Under the guise of ‘Sustainable Development’ your property and civil rights are being systematically eliminated.
KICK ICLEI OUT OF GOSFORD.
We believe that developing land adjacent to a SSSI site and near to protected Heathland will have a detrimental effect on the existing wildlife, habitat, flora & fauna.
We believe that building a road to access the new school development, to sustain school traffic, will greatly impact the ecology and environment.
Another site is available for development adjacent to the existing school, it is within the village boundaries and does not have the environmental pressures of the currently proposed site.
Proposed plans to put offices on the skatepark site remain.
The council have said that an alternative location for the skatepark would have to be provided.
BUT there is no specific alternative for relocating the park.
The draft plans are not specific enough to guarantee the future of the skatepark and we ask that you join us in petitioning the planning department of Kensington and Chelsea council further.
!Do not allow the loss of this amazing community resource!
Thank you for your support, please spread the word!
History of MK Delta Lands Group & How it happened:
• In 2004, when the Burns Bog area owned by the McLaughlins was under foreclosure, the McLaughlin family asked Jack Matthews to rescue the Bog from foreclosure. He did. (J.M. Pers. Comment, 2004.)
• Jack Matthews then sold Burns Bog minus the 525 acres to Delta, the GVRD (Metro Vancouver), the Province of British Columbia and the Federal Government.
• The original piece of bogland owned by the McLaughlin family included the three pieces currently owned by MK Delta Lands Group Inc.
• In 2005 the Kerbel family (Ontario) and Jack Matthews (originally from Ontario, now Dallas, Texas) created MK Delta Lands Group Inc.
10770 – 72nd Avenue, Delta – 89 acres (26 hectares)
• It is surrounded on two sides by Conservation Area. This isolates the land from the community.
• The peat ranges from 10-17 metres thick in this area. (AGRA Earth & Environmental Ltd., 1999a up to 21.8 metres or 70ft. Pers. comment, MK’s hydrologist, April 29,2012).
• A good part of this area is identified as moderate to high habitat (50-75% of the best in the province) suitable for three rare and endangered mammal species (Pacific Water Shrew, Southern Red-Backed Vole, Trowbridge’s Shrew).
• Partly covered with historic pine, spruce, and yew forest. (Map 5.5 Ecosystem Review 2000).
• Water flows back and forth underneath Highway 99 between this property and the property on the west side owned by MK Delta Lands Inc.
• Impacts on people’s health regarding diesel particles coming from roads. (South Fraser Perimeter Road Tech. Report No. 16, Page 39 states that there will be increased respiratory and cancer related illnesses due to the construction of the road)
• Potential impact on the Conservation Area. When/ where is the tipping point where the Conservation Area can no longer withstand buildings and roads on unprotected bogland?
• This area is in a floodplain area. Water flows downhill from the Panorama ridge.
2004 Survey by the Burns Bog Conservation Society
• 93% of the people responding to the survey stated that the Society should “keep working on ways to protect that extra 426 acres" (currently identified as 525 acres).
Is destruction of this land inevitable?
• Before this land can be rezoned for development, the Corporation of Delta must change its North Delta Area Plan, and Metro Vancouver must change its Regional Growth Strategy Plan.
• The MK Delta Lands Inc. qualifies for a tax benefit under the Canadian Ecological Gifts Program if it donates its land to the Burns Bog Conservation Society or another organization with a charitable tax number.
Voice your opinion: Mayor & Council at corp.delta.bc.ca
And please sign our petition!
Donations are always welcomed. https://www.canadahelps.org/DonationDetails.aspx?cookieCheck=true
SAVE OUR SIDMOUTH
The Sid Vale Association, the Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, the Sidmouth Hospitality Association and the Vision Group for Sidmouth have joined forces to form “Save our Sidmouth” (SOS).
Our main objective is to ensure that East Devon District Council (EDDC) takes into account the wishes and comments of civic groups and the residents of the town in the preparation of the EDDC Local Development Plan. This is the plan that determines the development strategy for the next 15 years for the council area. It has specific proposals for Sidmouth and Sidford.
We also wish, in the longer term, to encourage and assist Sidmouth Town Council (STC) to prepare a “Neighbourhood Plan”.
The Local Development Plan is in preparation by EDDC and the last draft was published late last year for public comment. The above organisations commented, as did many individuals. EDDC are considering these and will publish their final draft in the summer of 2012.
Specifically the plan proposes an employment area of 12 acres in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Sidford. They have abandoned plans to develop housing and employment at Woolbrook.
Very little if any justification is given for the proposals.
Significant omissions from the plan include:
• Proposals for regeneration of the Eastern (Port Royal) end of town
• The probable vacation of the Knowle by EDDC, and the effect that this would have on the town.
• Any overall traffic or pedestrian strategy.
Since we commented officially on the Plan, we have become aware of other, more specific, EDDC proposals, relating to the sites for new housing estates and employment land.
The organisations forming SOS are not against development; we would for instance welcome some Affordable Housing in the town. However we believe that proposals in the Plan lack justification and that decisions are being taken by EDDC that do not properly reflect public interest and concerns.
Sid Vale Association,
Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce
Sidmouth Hospitality Association
Vision Group for Sidmouth
Aid workers, whether they be humanitarian responders or development specialists can face life-threatening risks when assisting others.
The threats are numerous and range from conflict, terrorism, kidnappings, assaults, travel accidents, exposure to disease, and many others. In the last 4 years over 800 aid workers were victims of security incidents.
The perceived politicization of aid has motivated individuals or groups to use violence and specifically target those who seek to help vulnerable populations.
Sign up to ask the Federal Government to help pay for Frankston’s new pool so ratepayers don’t carry the full burden…
• Research indicates there is a gap in the region for quality aquatic leisure and well-being facilities;
• The proposed aquatic centre at Samuel Sherlock Reserve, Frankston is a regional aquatic solution, creating a contemporary purpose built space providing long-term health and well-being benefits, hundreds of local jobs and an estimated 500,000 visitors to the region each year;
• The previous Victorian Government has already invested $12.5 million to the project, this is to ask for a contribution from the Federal Government;
• The proposed features of the aquatic centre will include: a 51.5m Olympic size swimming pool; a learn to swim and leisure pool with play area; café; gymnasium; waterslides; splash deck; warm water therapy pool, spa and sauna; crèche; and health and wellness centre.
There have been plans submitted by Architects on orders from the Tobago House of Assembly to construct a huge concrete & glass structure right across our fishing village beachfront.
Many villagers believe that this will destroy our village charm & be to the detriment of our way of life.
There have been no precise consultations with villagers on these proposals & we have drawn up an alternative proposal more inkeeping with the environment & region.
Vale of Glamorgan Council have identified an area of land off Lavernock Road reaching to the coast as a potential area to build 450 houses.
We think the land should not be used for housing for the following reasons:
- the road and transport system in the area would be over-stretched
- the local schools are already full
- the land is currently used for agriculture and commercially as grazing for horses
- we want to reserve a green area between Lavernock and Sully to preserve the unique identities of the two areas
- we don't want 10 years of building work
- we believe additional housing, traffic and surface water would have a negative impact on Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
The proposed development of affordable housing on the land at the north side of Drum Estate will impinge on the green belt and have a massive impact on the environment of the Candlemakers Estate.
As well as the loss of amenity of the woodland and open space and the loss of wildlife habitat, this proposed development will double the traffic volumes at the entrance to the estate with the resultant increase in noise and pollution.
It will directly impact on property values and insurance costs and change the entire nature of the estate. If the development goes ahead, there will be an extended period of disruption and disturbance which will end in the area being forever changed.
The Government of Timor-Leste is currently free of debt. Despite current substantial income from petroleum resources, the government has announced plans to begin borrowing.
In September, more than 137 organizations based in 32 countries endorsed a statement that urged "the government of Timor-Leste to keep the nation debt-free and refrain from borrowing money from international lenders.... to protect its future generations." The groups argue that "Rather than repeat the mistakes of other developing countries that have struggled with debt during recent decades, Timor-Leste should learn from their experiences, which often inflicted great hardships on their people." http://etan.org/news/2011/08debt.htm
Income from oil and gas provides 95% of state revenue, making Timor-Leste the most petroleum-export dependent country in the world. Timor-Leste has not yet borrowed funds from other countries or international financial institutions, but the government has passed laws to enable borrowing. In the 2012 budget, the government has proposed borrowing.
This petition is a joint project of the the Movimento Kontra Deve, a coalition of civil society organizations in Timor-Leste opposed to their country taking out loans, and the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (www.etan.org), a 20-year old U.S.-based group working in solidarity with the people of Timor-Leste.
Additional background on Timor-Leste and borrowing can be found in English at http://www.laohamutuk.org/econ/debt/09Borrowing.htm and Tetum: http://www.laohamutuk.org/econ/debt/09BorrowingTe.htm
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Governu Timór-Leste agora dadaun sei livre hela hosi deve. Maski hetan rendimentu naton hosi rekursu petroleu, governu Timór-Leste anunsia nia planu atu komesa deve. http://etan.org/news/2011/08debt.htm
Iha fulan Setembru, liu organizasaun 137 ne’ebé baze iha pais 32 suporta estatementu ida ne’ebé husu “governu Timór-Leste atu mantein nasaun ne’e livre hosi deve no hases’an hosi impresta osan hosi kreditor internasional….. atu proteze ninia jerasaun futuru.” Grupu ne’e argumenta katak “Infez ita repete erru sira ne’ebé nasaun sub-dezenvolvida sira komete iha pasadu, iha ne’ebé sira luta ona durante dekade barak nia laran, Timór-Leste tenki aprende hosi esperiénsia hirak ne’e, ne’ebé dala barak lori naha todan ba sira nia emar sira.”
Rendimentu hosi mina no gas fornese 95% hosi rendimentu estadu nian, halo Timór-Leste hanesan nasaun ne’ebé depende liu ba esportasaun petroleu iha mundu. Timór-Leste seiduk deve osan hosi nasaun seluk ka instituisaun finanseiru internasional, maibé governu aprova ona lei balu atu loke dalan ba deve. Iha orsamentu estadu 2012, governu hato’o ona proposta atu deve.
Petisaun ida ne’e hanesan projektu hamutuk hosi Movimentu Kontra Deve, koalisaun ida ne’ebé kompostu hosi organizasaun sosiedade sivil iha Timór-Leste ne’ebé kontra sira nia pais atu deve, no East Timór and Indonesia Action Network (www.etan.org), grupu ida ne’ebé baze iha Estadus Unidus da Amerika ho sira nia solidaridade ho Timór-Leste durante tinan 20.
Informasaun liu tan kona ba Timór-Leste no deve iha dalen Inglesh bele hetan iha
http://www.laohamutuk.org/econ/debt/09Borrowing.htm no Tetum: http://www.laohamutuk.org/econ/debt/09BorrowingTe.htm
Rossington nr Doncaster has been chosen as the best site to build a 1000 sq acre rail port. The railport being for the importation of cheap Chinese goods directly into the heart of our country.
To build this, the developers plan to remove Rossington's pit tip and spread it over hundreds of acres of prime farm land. Along with filling in our flood plains to stop the railport from flooding and building a 3 mile link road. Then an estimated 5000+ new houses will be built around the village. In effect encircling us with new developments and removing our much used green belt land.
This removal will affect -Buzzards , Swans , Barn Owls , King fishers, Voles, Deer, Orchids, Dragon flys and hundreds of other species that live within the confines of this natural wildlife haven. With the Yorkshire wildlife trust backing the developments due to there funding by HSBC bank.
HSBC being connected with more than one of the developers. And indeed being a one time owner of the intended main occupier of the site. These developments will bring ruin to our area with small businesses not being able to compete against the estimated 1 million tons of imports a year expected on our door step. Along with the expected 200,000 HGV movements a year. Our roads cannot cope now and our council cannot cope with the roads they already service.
All in all this stupidity by councils to raise capital from business rates needs to stop. This stupidity of building on flood plains needs to stop. This stupidity of allowing more and more imports into our recession hit country must stop.
WE NEED TO STAND UP AND SAY NO TO THE ROSSINGTON RAILPORT .
It will cause more traffic congestion on Mickleham Road, loud noise pollution due to industrial developement and transport. Will destroy the habitat in the area for kangaroos, echidnas, endangered frogs, snakes.
It will create extra issues for the Airport as the current farming land is a flight path for the MELBOURNE AIRPORT. Lower the value of all the homes within Hume and all the residents within the area will lose the rural surroundings that drew them to the area in the first place.
In March 2010 Worthing borough council dismissed an application to develop 125 acres of greenbelt farmland and ancient woodland west of Durrington near Worthing. However the same developers have returned with a modified scheme excluding the woods and lane but still building on the farmland.
Although this revised scheme has reduced the land take to 80 acres and the woodland is spared we are still objecting as this land boarders the South Downs National Park and ancient Titnore woods. Not only are the fields important for food production, they act as a buffer between the urban sprawl and the open landscape of the English countryside.
Stop the destruction of agricultural land on the Waterloo moraine.
Taking a look at a zoning map of Waterloo from 2001, I noticed that a lot of the outlying land was zoned for agriculture. Right behind the Columbia Forest Court was a beautiful field that glowed a brilliant gold during the fall season. When I glanced at a more recent map from 2009, this same field was rezoned as land for development. For a decade this field had been owned by IBI, a development company that leased the property to farmers.
Up until the end of 2009, these farmers were growing their crops on their field, but last spring a sign in front of the forest that leads to the field announced City of Waterloo's plans to commence the construction of a trail, lighting and waterworks through the middle of the forest to provide a safe passage from the Columbia Forest Estates to the new “Vista Hills” development to be built on the field.
The field remained dormant until this spring, when bulldozers moved in and started to level it. In addition to IBI destroying the land, they are devastating an entire ecosystem, teeming with flora and fauna. Small animals such as groundhogs are being endangered or extirpated and moved to the nearby forest. This construction has damaged the existing ecosystem of the moraine, and there will be an imbalance of species in the forest, which can cause a lot of damage to the existing plants and animals.
A gaping hole in the forest has been cleared to make way for the new path and waterworks that is going to be constructed. The deforestation of ESPA 19 happened this month, in June, prior to a land bird monitoring report that was to be completed, and it occurred during the migratory bird breeding season.
My family and I would like you to help save the Waterloo Moraine that is being destroyed by developers such as IBI. The reason we are trying to protect this land is because it has a rich natural history: it was formed by glaciers thousands of years ago, and today is a rich supply of water for the residents of Waterloo. If you were dwelling near the construction site, would you want to watch the destruction of a valuable natural resource?
Please assist me in stopping this development by signing my petition, and you will be making a difference in our community for generations to come.
24. Get on our land
Get on our land is a new Inside Housing campaign. Its aim is simple: to free up land on which to build homes.
It sounds so straightforward. The UK needs more homes (and take your pick from rising private rents, unaffordable house prices, slashed state development funding and recent predictions that the 20 years to 2026 will see 4.7 million more households form in England for evidence of the gross mismatch between supply and demand). Yet those who want to build them share a common complaint: lack of land. It’s too expensive, too contaminated, too fraught with planning complications, they say.
That may be so. But the level of housing need is too acute for us to ignore the need to find ways of unlocking land supply for housing development. In 2004 academic Kate Barker said up to 145,000 additional new homes were needed each year to meet demand. Last year 102,570 were built, according to the Federation of Master Builders.
Get on our land has three key aims.
First, it wants the backing of at least 100 organisations and individuals who are committed to doing everything they can to increase the supply of land on which to develop homes. We want our supporters to represent every stage of the development supply chain – from landowner, to developer, to social landlord, to the resident who will only find themselves suitably housed if more homes are built. We need planners, housing professionals, architects and contractors on board. We need local and national politicians. We need you.
Our second goal represents Inside Housing’s side of the bargain. We will work with our readers and backers to produce a charter which outlines ways of easing housing land supply throughout the UK. Our ongoing campaign coverage, in print and online, will further this aim by exploring the current barriers to bringing land forward for development, detailing the potential solutions and publicising schemes where land has been unlocked, in spite of everything.
Finally, we are asking local authorities to take part in a new scheme from the Communities and Local Government department. Its capital and assets
pathfinder programme is a support package designed to help councils identify all surplus public assets in their areas – from vacant public buildings to unused land. All 11 pilot authorities, running since July 2010, include a housing component.
We want new participants to commit to identifying development land as part of the CAP process. Get on our land will bring you in-depth coverage of the pilot areas getting it right.
Knowing that more than 1.4 billion people still struggle to live on less than $1.25 a day (World Bank), it is obvious that much more must be done to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinate the Social Protection Floor Initiative (SPF-I) as a joint UN effort to build a global coalition committed to supporting countries in building national social protection floors for their citizens.
A Social Protection Floor (SPF) is the first level of a comprehensive national social protection system that helps to realize human rights for all through guaranteeing:
Universal access to essential services (such as health, education, housing, water and sanitation and other services as nationally defined);
Social Transfers in cash or kind to guarantee income security, food security, adequate nutrition and access to essential services.
Countries will develop nationally defined strategies for the progressive realization and sustainability of their floor as well as higher levels of social protection in line with their needs, preferences and financial capacities.
Building on existing social protection mechanisms these strategies may include a mix of contributory and non-contributory, targeted and universal, public and private instruments depending on the social economic and political context.
In summary, the SPF is:
• Universal- It includes everyone.
• Rights- based – (enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
• Nationally owned and designed.
• The first step in an ongoing process – not a ceiling of benefits.
• Affordable by all countries.
How can you be involved?
By forming a network to get as many signatures as possible to promote the initiative with your own government. You can sign as an individual or as an organization.
This signature campaign can be used as a tool for lobbying at national and global levels.
The most important purpose of the campaign is to convince national government that the Social Protection Floor is needed and wanted by its citizens and must be included in national development policies.
We see this initiative as a wonderful opportunity to work together to roll back poverty, to put social protection at the heart of the international development agenda and to strengthen the chance for every person to live with dignity.
For further information see http://www.socialfloor.org and www.ngosocdev.net
The UCR Child Development Center released a letter to families participating in the subsidized child care program in mid April 2011. The program has provided more than a 70% reduction to low income families to allow their children the opportunity to a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment – an opportunity that most of the families would not have otherwise had.
The letter stated the subsidized program will no longer be offered to faculty and staff families (student staff will remain on the program) effective June 2011 giving the families less than two months to come up with an alternative plan for their children.
If action is not taken these families will not have the quality child care needed to continue to nourish their children’s education and social skills.
*The number of proposed apartments / dwellings would cause unnecessary congestion, pollution and noise.
*A bus service is already operative on Bryants Rd, which is within easy walking distance, any addition to the route would only increase congestion.
*The proposed 'New Vehicular Connection' would encourage motorists to use same to access Bryants Road as a short cut, causing an excessive flow of traffic at peak times.
*The area is home to a multitude of wildlife, including birds, turtles, ducks, koalas, fish, snakes & foxes, and the proposed development would (if it doesn't kill them) force them away from their natural habitat and deprive them of their source of food.
*Local infrastructure, such as schools and child-cares, are already at their peak with long waiting lists applying. The increased population envisaged by the proposed development would add to this problem.
*It could be seen that the Logan City Council would benefit with the ability to collect more rates and fees with the proposed increase of dwellings and residents to the area.
*Can the Council provide assurance that all its councillors, including the Mayor of Logan, do not have a 'conflict of interest' as owners of properties in the area defined as 'Timor Ave Area, Loganholme', including properties on Arafura Ave and Timor Ave, which properties are not subject to resumption by the 'Parkland' proposal.
The residents of Cremorne object to the introduction of a late trading bar in the premises at 398-400 Military Rd, Cremorne.
The area is one of the last quiet sanctuaries in the busy area and is enjoyed by many families. The development would destroy the area and the ambience that residents have spent a lot of hard work and time developing.
A development application is before Waverley Council to allow the construction of 2 x 2 dual occupancy homes (ie 4 residences) at the top of Tamarama Park and fronting Birrell St. If the DA is approved, the heritage listed “Fletchers Glen” waterfall which is within this DA, will be destroyed. The waterfall is highly visible in the Park and as such is regarded as an integral landscape feature within the Tamarama Park Landscape Conservation Area.
The plans do not address how the waterfall will be protected.
The development is large for this very steep site. Significant excavations and concrete retaining walls at the top of Tamarama Park will be required to shore up this development with catastrophic impact upon the surrounding public open space and vegetation.
There is an unmade road through Tamarama Park. The proposed development inevitably resurrects the possibility of laying this road. If this goes ahead, signficant amounts of Park land will be lost to the road - land that people have known to be part of Tamarama Park for many years.
30. Save the Forest
The Forest is a volunteer-run, collectively-owned, free arts and events space. We provide a dedicated space for people to get involved in any creative activity imaginable, and have also become a vital resource for social, political and environmental groups, providing space and equipment for events, workshops and fundraisers.
Due to the bankruptcy of our landlords, the building that the Forest currently occupies is up for sale. On the 19th of February 2011 we learned that a prospective buyer is currently in the process of closing a deal to buy the building with the estate agents, Graham and Sibbald.
So now, as well as continuing a hugely successful fundraising campaign to secure Forest's future, we're asking our friends and community to show their support: we do not want to see this listed historic building transformed into yet another generic coffee shop or sports pub, and we want to let any prospective buyer or developer know how strongly the community feels we should stay in our home. Please sign this petition to show our strength.
Up-to-date information about the campaign and details of how to donate are available at http://blog.theforest.org.uk/savetheforest and through our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Forest-Campaign/187769714596278?ref=ts