Murrumbateman

Murrumbateman is fast becoming the green print for ecological civilizations of the future. Despite its eclectic mix of Sustainable Development concepts, Murrumbateman has a much lighter ecological footprint as people own and are autonomous for water and sewer infrastructure, with storm water and recharging bores adopted and with the reuse of grey water (1500m2 minimum lot size). Importantly peoples contemporary lifestyles have not been compromised, but in actual fact have been enhanced as they are more in touch with their surrounds, with a better connection to the environment. When community attitudes change over time especially with regards to wind turbines and to a lesser extent solar panels, new concepts will emerge like the Ballerina Park concept, previously proposed at Murrumbateman which combines wind turbines and solar panels for clean energy in a community title subdivision. This will be the way it is all done in 50 to 100 years, especially if Global Warming continues to accelerate in the coming years and we have a new renaissance in learning regarding Sustainable Development.


The NSW department of planning needs to take over the management of Murrumbateman‘s growth as the Yass Valley Council has no idea of what they are dealing with in relation to its Sustainable Development opportunities and projects like Ballerina Park and Sunningdale Estate and the best outcome for the Bypass of Murrumbateman which is so obviously the CSIRO recommendation to the west. With no blocks in the pipeline at Murrumbateman and a much more difficult market there is a real risk that they will be unable to meet there financial obligations on the sewer and piped potable water infrastructure over the next five years. With this in mind the piping of potable water from Yass should be stopped and even abandoned as Murrumbateman has proven during the recent drought conditions that it is just not necessary. Furthermore there are significant bore resources on Hillview and Merryville that can be utilised for reticulated supply complementing rainwater tanks. This lighter ecological footprint is the way Murrumbateman should be developed with a hybrid model with wind turbines to show the world how ecological civilizations can be achieved In today’s world!


Murrumbateman Evolving (pdf)

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Murrumbateman Infrastructure (pdf)

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Barton Highway duplication to begin Nov 2019 (pdf)

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PRU Goward letter - Barton Highway West is best (pdf)

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Oct 2018 Barton Highway west is best (pdf)

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Feb 2019 Email re ICAC inquiry into the Barton Highway (pdf)

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