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

A friend of yours is going to move into your area, what experiences would you share with them, reassuring them to make this move?:

There is still some open spaces, parks etc. which helps retain semi rural appeal. Layout of my particular estate is nice, native flora and fauna is a redeeming feature.

A friend of yours is going to move into your area, what experiences would you share with them, discouraging them to make this move?:

Too many to mention. 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. Hoon driving, no public transport, no police, no schools and an unforgivable, disrepectful lack of acknowledgement by government in regard to these basic needs.

If there is anything you or others in your community have done to overcome issues in your area, please describe them.:

Many advocacy groups and programs set up by residents,most notably such as rail advocacy, residents groups , Neighbourhood Watch, groups advocating for a secondary college and more.

What were the outcomes of these efforts?:

The rail alliance has fought extremely hard to gain any recognition for something that is plainly necessary. ie train to Mernda. There cause has still not resulted in any promises. All others have not achieved anything, or has been disbanded due to lack of morale from being completely ignored by government.

If one great thing was going to happen in your area next year, what would you want it to be?:

A huge injection of funding for CRITICAL infrastructure.

From Anonymous of Doreen