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Taking photos of people in public

I regularly take photos at events I attend. Where possible, I take photos from the back so that people, particularly children, are not identifiable. The photos are for my councillor social media pages including https://www.facebook.com/councillorseanoreilly. It is not always possible to seek permission for photographs. Legally, photos of anyone in public are allowable, as explained …

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Question: cars blocking driveways

The following is an edited summary of the response I received from the Director regarding parking issues. While Stopping on or across a driveway (or any other access for vehicles to or from adjacent land) is an offence under the Victorian Road Rules (Sec. 198 (2)) there is however no distance stipulated in the Victorian …

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Recycling locations

Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre20 Harold Road, Skye(off Ballarto Road, opposite the Skye Recreation Reserve)Phone: 1300 322 322Open: seven days a week, 8am-4pmClosed Good Friday and Christmas Day Knox Transfer Station and Recycling CentreGeorge Street, Wantirna South (Melway reference 72 D3)Phone: 9887 4222Open: seven days a week from 7.30am–4.30pm (closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday) …

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Question: Rubbish dumping

Good Morning Sean, Having been a long time resident of Springvale, I have noticed that a lot of residents are treating certain areas as dumping grounds. It appears that anywhere where there appears to be a higher density of people (i.e. flats/units), there seems to be more rubbish. The creek is always full of rubbish …

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Question: trucks parking on properties

What is the size limit for trucks, where they can or are allowed to have them on the properties? If they are bigger than 3 tonnes or 5 tonnes I believe they may be illegally parked on the street, is that correct? The maximum weight for a truck to be parked in a residential street …

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Cars blocking driveways

Council issues parking infringement notices (fines) for vehicles parked over driveways, however, Council does not have the authority to issue fines for most other traffic offences. The Police may be able to enforce other traffic offences if resources permit. If there are particular locations of concern, the police generally recommend contacting Crimestoppers at https://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au/report-a-crime/ or …

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Events

Following is info on running a community event.  Accurate as at 15/09/2017 All community groups, organisations or individuals that would like to host an event in our municipality would be required to submit an application if the event is held on Council land. Please see below details outlining the application process including information, application forms …

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Gambling reform

Link to council webpage: http://greaterdandenong.com/news/1754/fighting-pokies-together Following are my responses to questions put to me by a RMIT student: The statement you’ve linked me to is from a couple of years ago now. It’s clear the council has a strong stance in regards to gambling, what significant moves has the council taken towards lowering the average …

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History of the Springvale library

Hi Heather, I had been on the Dandenong Valley Regional Library Service for over 10 years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Colin Watson was the Regional Librarian from its inception and Kevin Moody who resides in Berwick was the Foundation CEO ., The Region was from Springvale, Dandenong, Pakenham. Cranbourne, Berwick, Kooweerup, Lang Lang I …

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About Springvale

Springvale was named after its abundant source of natural spring water in the early 1850s. Springvale was also an important stopping place between Melbourne and Dandenong. Springvale was chosen as a location for one of the Australian Government’s purpose-built Enterprise Migrant Hostels to meet short term housing needs created by waves of migration in the …

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