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Sunbury - Canterbury Hills Development and Woodburne Hills on the NW outskirts of Melbourne - see also Sunbury B
This area is a proposed housing estate. It also happens to contain an Aboriginal ceremonial site which is at least four times older than the Pyramids.
Google Earth image, probably early 2005. New suburban development occurring up to ridge line but still some distance from the ceremonial ring in the foreground.
The Second Google Earth image (on right) shows vast works, including a 'lake' occurring on eroding drainage line.
Allotments on this site are currently owned by people associated with Townshend Homes. We are asking people to boycott both Townshend Homes and the development company - Queensland based B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd. B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd are part owners of the so-called Canterbury Hills Pty Ltd, a company listed along with Fendall Farms Pty Ltd as being developers of the Bundanoon Park Estate. Hume City Council is also pushing ahead with development plans for the area and is locked into an agreement which was initially signed by the Shire of Bulla and North Sunbury Development Pty Ltd - a company run by Vernon Thomas Eugene Townshend (see below) - in March 1982 to develop the land.
Developers are proposing that houses be built within metres from a Aboriginal Earthern Ring, used by the Wurundjeri people for thousands of year. The site is rich in Wurundjeri cultural history and it is totally inappropriate to deface an area which Aboriginal people have used for countless generations. We regard their development proposals as little more than ecocide/genocide. The land in question lies in the Jackson Creek catchment and is severely eroded. Who would want to build a house on land that is eroding away?
The land containing the Aboriginal ring is currently owned by Canterbury Hills Pty Ltd. Most of the surrounding land earmarked for development is owned by Fendall Farms Pty Ltd. Our current policy at Bad Developers is not to print home addresses of people named on this website - but if we are pushed we will do so!
Canterbury Hills Pty Ltd are based at Level 1, 16 Ellingworth Parade Box Hill. Directors of Canterbury Hills Pty Ltd (July 2001) include; David John Young (Mount Ommaney Qld), Brent David Hailey (Carindale Qld), David Michael Townshend (Main Ridge Vic), Vivienne Alice Macdonald (Knoxfield Vic) and Vernon Townshend (Heidelberg Vic). Share structure of Canterbury Hills Pty Ltd is 1000 shares; 500 owned by B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd based in Manly Queensland and 500 shares owned by Victory Views Pty Ltd.
B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd are a Queensland based development company ranked number 914 out of the top 2000 companies in Australia. The company generates the majority of its income from the General Construction Industry. In 2001 the company generated total revenue of $180,525,000. Chief Executive is Brent Hailey and Chairman is Mick Power (www.bmd.com.au/bmdconst.htm).
They are based at Level 1, 25 Cambridge Parade, Manly Qld and 41 Oceana Terrace, Manly Qld. Directors as of July 2001 were; Michael Christopher Power (Manly Qld), Denise Margaret Power (Manly Qld), Brent David Hailey (Algester Qld), David John Duncan (Annandale Qld), Terence Raymond Lynch (Carindale Qld), Paul James Fogarty (Shailer Park Qld), Gary William Dobrich (Birkdale Qld), Scott William Power (Manly Qld), Kenneth Rowland Bird (Manly Qld), Graham Richard Clare (Cremorne NSW), Andrew Marcos (Sunnybank Qld).
Ultimate Holding Company for BMD Constructions Pty Ltd is B.M.D. Holdings Pty Ltd. Current shareholding of B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd consists of 100 shares owned by B.M.D. Holdings Pty Ltd.
Victory Views Pty Ltd are based at 1st Floor, 16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, 3128. Directors as of July 2001 included; Vernon Thomas Eugene Townshend (Heidelberg Vic), David Mitchell Townshend (Main Ridge Vic) and Paul Townshend (Burwood Vic). The company has 10 shares all in the ownership of Vernon Thomas Eugene Townshend.
Fendall Farms Pty Ltd are based at 1st Floor, 16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, 3128 and as of July 2001 were UNDER EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION. Directors as of July 2001 were; Vernon Thomas Townshend (Heidelberg, Vic), Vivienne Alice Macdonald (Knoxfield, Vic), Diane Louise Townshend (Eaglemont Vic) and David Michael Townshend (Main Ridge, Vic).
Share structure includes; 5 class A shares: 1 owned by Mervyn T. Nominees Pty Ltd (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill), 1 owned by V. T. Nominees Pty Ltd (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill) and 3 owned by Fifty-One Glebe (Management) Pty Ltd (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill). 5 class B shares: 1 owned by Mervyn T. Nominees Pty Ltd (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill), 1 owned by V. T. Nominees Pty Ltd (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill) and 3 owned by Kooringa Close (Management) Pty Ltd (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill). 1000 REDP - Redeemable Preference Shares: jointly owned by Redolent Park Pty Ltd and Fifty-One Glebe Pty Ltd both of (16-18 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill).