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ACHIEVEMENT: 10 Central Activity District streets have been declared ‘Quiet at Night’ streets as residents, businesses such as hotels and contractors have agreed to loading and unloading curfews.


DESCRIPTION: Noise is becoming an increasing problem in the city, particularly where new tenants move into an area with an existing use that clashes with their quiet enjoyment of the area. This idea is to allow people in a given area to negotiate what they want and to agree on achieving it.

Work has been done in this idea and has been reflected in Melbourne City Council policy and work with the community. More detail can be found on the Melbourne City website and searching for 'noise' on the website.

This MCC media release of March 6 2000 describes measures I initiated to introduce quieter rubbish collection in the city.

Cleaner, Quieter, Cheaper Council Vehicles

Do street sweepers or garbage trucks ever wake you up in what seems to be the middle of the night? The solution may be near at hand and it's a great solution for the environment too.

The Australasian Natural Gas Vehicles Council (ANGVC) and the City of Melbourne will host the first Local Government Natural Gas Vehicle Forum at the Melbourne Town Hall and will display prototype vehicles outside from Tuesday 7 March.

Australian Democrats Senator Lynn Allison, City of Melbourne Councillor David Risstrom and Sean Blythe, CEO of ANGVC will inspect the vehicles at 10 am on Tuesday 7 March. They will be available to talk to the media about the advantages and potential of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles.

The Federal Government has already announced a major grants program to encourage conversion of vehicles as part of their Greenhouse Gas Reduction initiatives. Advantages of natural gas vehicles include:
* The fuel is cleaner and cheaper than traditional fuels
* New dedicated gas vehicles are quieter
* The fuel is 100% sourced in Australia



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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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