Critical analysis of change of Melbournes Urban boundary



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The expansion of Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary threatens to sever the corridor that Southern Brown Bandicoots use as a means to travel from one group of bandicoots to another in neighboring environments.

The fact is correct since up to 46,000 hectares of natural land is bound to be rezoned and this includes green wedges, Northern and Western grasslands. This destruction of Metropolitan Melbourne non-urban areas referred as cities lungs will result in destruction of wildlife habitats including endangered species such as bandicoots.

The Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) is a strategic plan that aims to limit urban development, and instead focus on the preservation and expansion of non-urban environments such as national parks, gardens, beaches and all that these different environments. This plan addresses the consequences that would result from the urban development projects and these include green gas emissions, loss of farmlands and wildlife destruction. Correct

However, after recent plans have been made to extend Melbourne’s Urban Growth in Camborne’s Royal Botanical Gardens, certain groups have voiced their concerns in regards to the preservation of the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoots.

Future population growth in Melbourne is estimated at 600,000 new households that need accommodation in the next twenty years and thus the need to expand the urban boundary. The developments of the Growth Corridor in South Eastern will encroach on Southern Brown Bandicoots movements and animal activists are concerned about this issue. Correct.


There is a mixed reaction among the residents who were interviewed regarding the extension of the boundary limit but incorporation of the government view could have been done as well. It is express that the issue of the bandicoots should be thoroughly deliberated and the parties involved should strike a balance on their proposals.Critical analysisAustralia lacks design for a greener future.The story cites a serious social issue about pollution and the measures that the Australian government has put in place regarding achieving certain standards that are similar to the United States’. This is a story which holds a lot of potential in making news in this era of global warming. The interviewees hold an immense wealth of knowledge but seems like they are sitting on one side of the issue but government representatives could have been solicited in order to comment on the issue.

As the writer puts it, there is a clear drawn picture of the comparison input where Australia counters United States in greenhouse gas emissions, but little has been said about the steps taken by the latter to invest in control measures and also the time that has been taken to get United States to the current status. It is easy to view two drawn pictures and make conclusions thus ignoring the conditions that the drawers were facing while completing the task thus it is of an essence to compare the various stages of development that any region goes through before achieving an objective of the same nature. The 5 percent emission reduction target by Australia, Who has been termed as inadequate, could have been generated after a dedicated analysis of the resources and viability of meeting the objection. A different percentage could have been published with an ulterior objective of getting closure to the other parties who seem to be performing, but this could have negative effects when a periodical review is conducted and performance rated.

The different sources of information utilized by the writer do not provide reliable facts since they are not all inclusive and represent personal opinions based on how much information, regarding the topic, an interviewee possess. A more prolific approach could have been employed in order to collect undisputed facts and that could have included balancing the data collected from the parties who are directly involved in climatic changes management and the ones who contribute indirectly. Due to specialization, different bodies that could be operating under the umbrella of climate change could be holding different facts which can be overlooked by concentrating on one or a few bodies during the information extraction.

Having the capacity to combat climate change effects as a country is a notion that could have been drawn from an imbalanced survey and in order to authenticate the fact, all stakeholders must be incorporated and should speak with one voice rather that hearing from an individual. Forming a unit such as a committee to deliberate on a country’s potential ensures that all available resources have been explored, extensive research done, all alternatives deliberated on and a collective conclusion generated which should represent a unanimous vote of the selected panelists.PUSHING THE LIMITS IS BAD NEWS FOR THE BANDICOOT

If the static nature of elements is cited, it is easy to pool the bandicoots in one area rather than shift the expansion of the Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary since it is deemed to block their movement. Overlooking this alternative is a threat to growth and development which makes a region to tail behind other regions of the same caliber. The deficit of 500 signatures signals the support of the development project where the need for it turns out to be a demand slot by the residents. It is of essence to note that not everyone who is of the opinion to ensure the safety of the bandicoots and everyone’s opinion has to be incorporated in decision making. Whilst the government’s intention is not to move the park altogether, it is fair to pass on a balanced judgment which impliedly allows the commissioning of the boundary expansion.

As much as the animal activists are concerned about the bandicoots and the co-existence of the species, urban development is crucial if any government is to meet its objectives in catering for the needs of the population. The Victorian government is of no exception as delayed development of infrastructure translates to forfeiture of income generation both for the authorities and individuals. The activists’ voice could be termed as the most audible in this particular case, but their concerns are quite narrow and highly prejudiced. The anti-development lobby groups mainly specialize on certain areas and it is often hard to quench all of their demands since the development process is a two-way exercise that mainly concentrates of the merit balance.

All aspects of development inter-relate and thus confining development to just buildings, houses and roads, miss the point that sewerage, lighting and many other affiliates are also part and parcel of development programs. In relation to this, any space that is identified for development must be ample in order to fit the intended projects. Utility can never be satisfied and to correct Stephani Maalouf, rural to urban or urban to urban population migration remains highly active thus stretching the resources found in the receiving region thus the need to constantly review the development plans. The economic factors are also evolving to become more demanding and this puts strain on the existing resources thus compelling the government to act rapidly and at a well calculated pace to prevent the strain from bursting. Pollution is a renewable factor and it is not relative to growth and development of a region. Various means of controlling the vice have been developed and most of the consumables have been enhanced to become eco-friendly thus eradicating any paranoia that could associate pollution with development.

The story has a great potential of making news since the boundary extension project is a program with effects both to humans and animals as well. The sources of information are inadequate since the government views are not incorporated. The story has been presented in a news style, grammatically correct, but the number of interviewees does not meet the quorum as those who could be holding a different opinion were not contacted.


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