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Our vision for Hazeldene is to remain as we are. Nothing changed, apart from "natural community growth", as would occur in any community over a period of time. We do not want cafes and other "urban" influences being placed in the place we chose to live "just because we can" ... which is what we hear to often and is no reason to try to alter something which is already starting to regain its natural beauty.
Our vision for Kinglake West and Pheasant Creek is to be recognised as an individual township and not be considered a suburb or by-product of Kinglake. We have always been very individual townships, quite separate from Kinglake, but since the fires the Kinglake-centric Shire, State Government and VBRA refuse to see us as individual townships with different infrastructure requirements, recovery needs, ideas and wants so we can rebuild our township the way we want it with our own identity, individuality and local services. And not as a satellite suburb of Kinglake.
We all have grown attached to this wonderful land and we want it to be as it is in our memory. Turning the future into the past, however, is not progress, it is regress.
There are many things that are great with the 'values' of the past and we should include them into the future. Two things we MUST incorporate though is sustainability and community.
Needing a car for visiting the neighbours, our work place, our pub and community places, any sporting, leisure or school venues, or to simply buy food, get health care or any other essentials is neither sustainable more…
Every parent reading this will understand when I say that when your first child has been born you had to give up your past identity and become a new person. It is hard, but also a joy. Becoming a father or mother is taking on new responsibilities and becoming a community member is not different.
We all made a lot of new compromises to our old individualism when the first little one entered our lives and looking back, most of us don't regret it.
It's time to give birth to a new and grander vision. It will take guts and the willingness to make compromises to serve the family of families, our community!
The question is: Do we really care about other families, about the greater good? Is the economic and social well-being of others important to us? Are we willing to become part of a team, losing and winning together?
And are you able and willing to compromise your individual desires to do exactly that? Are you?
Everyone keeps saying we need a secondary school, but do we really? The statement that once kids get to secondary that people leave is not correct. Yes some do but they may have left the area anyway. Many do stay and receive good education by travel to bus. This can be shown in the no of parents of primary school kids who went to school here as well.
For instance for the people of Kinglake West Whittlesea Secondary is just as close as any school at Kinglake. Also the people of Flowerdale may prefer to continue to go to Yea more…
To become a united Kinglake Ranges. It is absolutely important to recognise the townships of Kinglake, Middle Kinglake, Kinglake East, Pheasant Creek and Kinglake West. But why do we become so perocial. Why is it so important that we have to push our own little piece. Lets stand together united as The Kinglake Ranges.
We once lived in a beautiful area and as nature takes its course it will be once again.
It can become Kinglake Ranges but everyone needs to keep in mind that there are individual towns associate with this. All the areas are different & unique in their own right. I grew up in the area not living there now but still have a great passion for what will happen for the future.
We don't want or need Kinglake to be the main focus of the area and forget about the other towns in the area. Services/infastructure needs to spread across all areas not just one as a hub like situation.
It is Kinglake Central not middle kinglake.
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My vision for Kinglake Central is a rural one. We are not part of Kinglake or Pheasant Creek or Kinglake West. People choose to live here because it is not a town. If the council goes ahead with rezoning of this area they will destroy our community. Why not build houses where there already is a town? Do we really need another town in the Kinglake Ranges?