What you can do

There are plenty of ways to get involved:

1. Subscribe to the Orrong Group e-newsletter so we can easily keep you up to date. Hit the Sign Up box on the right hand side of your screen, fill in your details and respond to the confirmation email.

2. Volunteer! We have groups for letterboxing, signmaking, analysing Lend Lease documents, fundraising, event organising, lobbying and relationship building. Call Margot 9510 4845 to see how we can ruthlessly exploit your time and talents to fight the towers.

3. Contact our politicians – local and state – and tell then how you feel. To those who think it doesn’t make a difference consider this: do you think we’d have kept Lend Lease at bay for more than three years if we’d kept quiet? 

4. Answer the call: occasionally we will ask you to make a call, lodge an objection or attend an event. Taking these actions adds strength to our arms. The last four years shows that they are worth the inconvenience.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Charlie Ranger on September 19, 2010 at 2:42 am

    I think the work you guys are doing is fantastic.
    Keep it going.
    You have my full support.

    Charlie Ranger

    Royal Crescent, Armadale.

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  2. Posted by David Nixon on October 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Our heartfelt thanks to the Orrong Group for all the assistance you’re giving us to object vehemently to the 590 Orrong Road proposal.
    We are indebted to you.
    Everyone should turn up and voice their objection whenever called on.
    Many thanks to you all.

    Lambert Road

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    • Thanks kindly Lambert Road. We’ve reached a critical mass this week but must keep growing if we are to influence the outcome. So yes, please contribute as best you can. We’ll need to – we’re dancing with giants.

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  3. Posted by Paul Motion on October 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I am in disbelief that a development of this nature is even allowed consideration by our elected council. A council that is primarily in place to protect the interests of *ALL* residents of the area, as another contributor mentions, NOT just those of the well heeled developers.
    No doubt the council members are looking at the boost in rates the council coffers will receive.
    Has consideration been given to the local schools in the area? Given the massive increase in residents there is no chance the local school, Armadale Primary, will be able to cope with the sudden influx of new students.
    The beauty of our city has been it’s ability to retain so much of it’s heritage buildings and architecture, rather than allowing money grubbing developers to turn it into a bland, modernistic, soulless environment. We need only look at the Docklands development to see where that leads us.

    Given the local support offered to the Higgins MP I’d like to know her thoughts in regards to this. Common sense must surely prevail!

    Keep fighting the good fight.

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  4. Posted by bronwyn on October 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Guys

    I was wondering where I could get one of those “Fight the Towers” signs to put on my fence? I see them around on the Rose Street Homes and I’d like to show my support and put one up as well.

    Thanks for all the effort you guys are putting into this!

    Watson St – Armadale

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  5. Posted by Luff on October 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    *Density to high -1000+ extra people on 2.5 ha
    *Shadow diagrams required .
    *Lack of amenities for this No of people.
    *Only comparable site in the near area is the housing commission apartments in Malvern Rd which house half the people proposed here .This is not a desired outcome for this area .
    *Can the area handle the increased traffic (road & foot) .Will the Council & Sate Govt. give undertakings to provide policing ,parking for visitors , schools ,medical services etc
    *Lack of open space for an extra 1000+ people.

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  6. Posted by Jim Cominos on November 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    It is now acknowledged that the Government has failed to provide infrastructure for the new outer suburbs. What will the Government do to upgrade infrastructure around Armadale under this senseless development, where the roads are already congested and the public transport system is broken and can’t cope, resources at the the Alfred Hospital are overstretched, and where Armadale and Toorak Primary Schools can no longer cope with the volume of new students.
    What about a bit of vision that meets the needs of existing residents (remember them) – turn the Orrong Rd site into a public high school. The Government and the opposition seem to have forgotten that we don’t have one of these in Armadale or the surrounding areas (other than the selective Melbourne High which starts at Year 9 level).
    Once Governments provided planning and services, neither exists anymore.

    Yes, Keep Fighting the Good Fight.
    Jim

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