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Posted by: 3AW Radio | 2 November, 2009 - 3:02 PM


There needs to be intelligent intervention. Good science. Understanding the implications of living in the bush. And providing local solutions to protect people and property in high fire risk areas.

We need to plan better, for people, their property, and how we protect them.





VCAT say they make planning decisions better and faster. Maybe they can, but lets be fair – VCAT’s the umpire. They’re making decisions on rules.

Lets get to the bottom of it, who makes the rules? And how are these rules affecting us?



I think its coming – road use charges, congestion area parking, tolls, high occupancy lanes.

They’re all directed to ease the congestion. Stand by for road pricing? In an ideal world we’d all be walking, riding a bike or taking public transport.  At the moment the car remains king.



Here’s a snapshot: Vehicles in public reserves, building materials and rubble, advertising and bill posting. What about model aeroplanes. Keeping dogs, cats, pigeons, poultry and horses. Busking, building over easements, planting on nature strips, polluting storm water drains.

Do I need to go on?

Okay, overdue library books, smoking, animal litter…

Yep, they’re called local laws this week on Streetwise I’ll give you valuable advice. Be careful - if you don’t follow them, expect an infringement notice or enforcement.



What do you check before you buy a property? Do you measure the site, inspect the building, talk to the neighbours, get a history of the place? There’s so much to take in.

Does anyone check the property complies with local planning and building regulations?

This week on Streetwise I’ll give you valuable advice on checking a house before you buy.


We want communities with character, peace and quiet, amenity, accessibility to work and play…

Is our government delivering?

Streetwise will give you valuable advice on what builds stronger, healthier and better communities for us to live, work and play in.



How far is the nearest local park to you. Do you walk, ride, go for a swim?

How easy is it for us to get physical in our own neighbourhood and enjoy the benefits of exercise? Do planners and government provide good public open space in your neighbourhood?



The Big House and Streetwise

Bill Kusznirczuk Streetwise talks to everyday people throughout Victoria wondering what to do, who to turn to and who to deal with bureaucratic red tape of councils and state governments. Big House gives valuable advice to listeners on DIY in and projects around the house. Big House can help you with all your renovations, extension and running repairs at home.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Hi you had builders on Saturday 20 July - beginning with F - can you tll m who they are?

    Rita Sunday 21 July, 2013 - 7:42 PM
  • Hi Bill
    I would like you to have a look at the Airport Drive extention and why Hume council will not talk to the airport about running Trade park Drive out on to it to take most of the traffic off Melrose Drive and safe Vic roads millions on rebuilding the roundabout not make sence to me Cheers

    Russell Fisher Saturday 5 January, 2013 - 11:31 AM
  • Saturday morning 10am - 11am one of the presenters was referring to an alfresco heater/teppanyaki unit approx. $1800.....i'm after further information if possible please.


    Nigel Monday 16 July, 2012 - 1:58 PM
  • Hello Paul & Darren,

    You had a lady on asking about land along the south eastern freeway in Berwick all land along that area of the freeway is controlled by Vic roads.

    Anthony Todd

    Anthony Todd Saturday 11 December, 2010 - 11:29 AM
  • Love the Saturday streetwise. Woman rang in thinking of developing her property into two, after real estate agents say the house will be demolished. They want to make the profit. Have they considered it would change from a family home no capital gains to attracing taxes.

    robyne Saturday 16 October, 2010 - 11:21 AM
  • In the end, i think i'll keep my own little system but borrow some of the best ideas from what's already out there in wikki and textile.

    ccsp Tuesday 1 June, 2010 - 5:42 PM

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