Dominance of a Mountain Biking Culture

Our locals in the Upper Yarra Valley are a unique demographic and our lifestyle here has a character that will be wiped away by the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination. You cannot have a major Mountain Bike Destination take over an area without totally changing it and we are not Terra Nullius. The Upper Yarra Valley … Continue reading Dominance of a Mountain Biking Culture

Environmental Effect Statement – 3 September 2020

Make a submission about the Environmental Effects of the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project. This is not just about the effect on our natural environment, but also our social environment, our local amenity, our heritage, other activities in our area.    

Pain from short term stays – Mountain Views Mail – 21 June, 2019

"Over the past year I have been contacted by many constituents concerned about the growing popularity of online hospitality services like Airbnb and Stayz, and some of the impacts these services have on the Yarra Valley."

After Everest, we have to rethink the places we are loving to death – The Guardian – 19 June 2019

Cheap flights, internet bookings, opportunistic businesses and no small amount of status competition is driving record crowds towards popular destinations. In 1995, global tourist arrivals numbered 525 million; last year, they reached 1.4 billion.

Yallourn Public Forum – dust and ash pollution and your rights

The poor of Warburton and environs are being shifted to Moe as it is getting increasingly difficult to find accommodation here in the Upper Yarra Valley. "Are you seeing more ash and coal dust than usual on garden vegetables, in your garage and around the house and yard?" You’re not the only person who is … Continue reading Yallourn Public Forum – dust and ash pollution and your rights

Loud AirBnB Parties Obnoxious guests

Unruly AirBnb guests are outstaying their welcome in Healesville, with neighbours fed up with late-night noise, cars parked across their driveways and their gardens being used as toilets by drunks.