where to from here
|These indigenous plants were donated by the Southern|
Dandenongs Community Nursery.
There's plenty of pics of the day across many social media sites and the No Maccas in the Hills webpage, as well as news coverage of the day.
I have asked the Shire's legal team to review the VCAT decision to see if there's any avenue to appeal through the Supreme Court, I'm still awaiting the outcome of that.
The VCAT decision can only be appealed at the Supreme Court on a question of law, not because there's disagreement with the decision. So it's about seeing if the law has been followed, it's not about the merits of the decision.
I'll keep you posted as I get advice back.
A consistent conversation throughout the day was the flaws with a planning system that allows objectors to participate but then discounts those objections when it comes to appeal at VCAT. As I've said already the decision paid scant regard to community concerns and the concessions to the community are what I'd describe as "window dressing".
The resolve of people to continue the fight was inspiring and I'll be there supporting them.