Our Stories

Here are a selection of stories already received through the website.

Kellyville Ridge youth perspective

Abhishek Arora, resident of Kellyville Ridge, Blacktown City discusses positive aspects of his local area as well as infrastructure needs from a youth perspective.

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There is a lack of adequate senior school facilities that cater to educational levels beyond the P-9 years.

The city of Wyndham is a good place to live. What makes it particularly inviting is that the migrant community from South Asia and South East Asia is well represented politically and therefore is given good representation. The City of Wyndham provides high quality town entres, several train stations, new railway line and investment from several levels of government. There are a wide variety of available cuisines. 

read more from Resident of Wyndham

The Community Voice is Getting Louder in Point Cook

The community is now engaging with others and trying to put forward views and suggestions on the infrastructure problems and over growth of the area. 

read more from Resident, Point Cook, Vic

Point Cook has a great community spirit but public transport is a joke

Point Cook has a great community spirit. It has the wetlands and is close to the bay. The community is very family orientated.

read more from Resident, Point Cook, Vic

Find work locally

Lobby, lobby and oh yes lobby a bit more to get Local, State, and Federal funding to support the massive infrastructure needs of the greater West Melbourne precinct - no outcome to date.

read more from Resident, Point Cook, Vic

Resident wants all governments to work together to Bring the Basics Within Reach

A talk by Edi De Pelligrin at the Melbourne launch of voicesofoutersuburbs.com.au talking about infrastructure needs from a residents perspective.

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We made friends and settled very quickly

It feels less congested than the city and everyone is friendly. We made friends and settled very quickly.

read more from Anonymous of Mt Barker.

Completely inadequate infrastructure results in hair pulling frustration when attempting to drive anywhere

Completely inadequate infrastructure results in hair pulling frustration when attempting to drive anywhere. 90 minute trips to work, 45 minute crawls during peak hour, only to drive one kilometre.

read more from Anonymous of Doreen

Be prepared to spend more time in your car as any public transport is non existent.

The local shopping facilities are disgraceful be prepared to buy online. Always allow extra time when travelling on Great Northern Hoghway and you will ALWAYS be stopped for wide loads.

read more from Anonymous of Mundaring

20 people standing on 546 bus is dangerous

Public transport from Brisbane city to Greenbank .sl is dangerous.

read more from Anonymous of Browns Plains.

Connected, supportive and caring community

Lack of public transport, employment opportunities

read more from Anonymous of Jimboomba

Little or no infrastructure has been built to accomodate the enourmous population growth in our township

The Victorian and Federal governments wave a magic money wand to implement all the infrastructure requirements to match the huge populations which have been "dumped" out west.

read more from Anonymous of Melton.

There is still no bus service.

We have been here nearly four years and there is still no bus service. I am at the stage when my driving licence could be taken away from me because of my age and health, so if that happens I am forced to stay at home or rely on other people. It also affects young people who are unable to drive.

read more from Anonymous of Lyndhurst.

It really is a depressed area and place to live!

Estates 'appear' green, lovely and connected, but in our experience the area is filled with people who have moved in due to the affordability of house and land, but are now struggling with all the other expenses of living in the area

read more from Anonymous of Doreen

It's vital to have an alternative route to Deer Park/Brimbank, Cairnlea, St.Albans area

There has been discussion for many years that the roadwork infrastructure would go ahead for many years. This inconvienance would effect many residents not only from Caroline springs but also areas surrounding suburbs.

read more from Anonymous of Melton

We can't get a phone line or a fast and reliable internet connection due to being in a new estate.

We have poor access to public transport (Werribee is the closest train station) which is not too far in terms of driving there however parking is an issue at Werribee train station. You need to get there very early in the morning to park legally.

read more from Marlena of Wyndham

85km round trip to see a medical specialist

We are considered to be residents of a metropolitan area but we do not have the same geographic access to specialist even if they are practicing in our broader health region.

read more from Anonymous of Cardinia.

Residents are being duped into squashing themselves into these townhouses where they share walls with their neighbours and have no front yard

Terrible traffic from 4pm onwards and also in the morning, sporadic public transport, not enough parking at the South Morang train station.

read more from Skye of Mernda

Affordable housing but traffic is terrible

There is affordable housing, good sport and open space (but) the traffic is terrible almost always – so stressful.  The Mernda Rail commitment was the best. Let’s hope they build it !

read more from Resident of Whittlesea

Lots of amenities, good for kids but lacking police and government support

Lots of amenities, good for kids but lacking police and government support

read more from Resident from City of Gosnells, WA