There’s the opportunity in all council planning schemes to include a ‘Monitoring’ and/or ‘Review’ section. Most councils use this to establish their objectives and the criteria against which the ‘success’ of their policies will be evaluated. Many include such elements as: drainage, open space, social and environmental amenity, transport options, etc. In Glen Eira, these terms barely get a look in! All in all, the Monitoring and Review pages of the Glen Eira Planning Scheme are nothing but empty pledges and more public relations propaganda. We ask readers to examine the following and to make up their own minds as to the real value of the criteria themselves and how well council has performed even against these lamentable standards.

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