I recently had a poignant reminder of the importance of quality designed and built environment. I had dashed home from the USA to say goodbye to my Mum. It was a very stressful time for me but I went to my Pilates class at The Melbourne Museum. I have always loved the Exhibition Building and adjacent Carlton Gardens and as I entered that precinct I could feel the tension drain from my body. There is nothing, in my local area, to match that environment for the calming effect it can create, except maybe my own backyard. It is really important that we keep working together ensure improved quality of the built environment and to fight the over-development of our neighborhoods that will swallow our backyards.
Welcome to the Darebin Appropriate Development Association (DADA) blog. I hope to use this forum to share thoughts on over-development issues that we don’t always have a chance to discuss at DADA meetings.