Here are a selection of stories already received through the website.
Abhishek Arora, resident of Kellyville Ridge, Blacktown City discusses positive aspects of his local area as well as infrastructure needs from a youth perspective.
There is a lack of adequate senior school facilities that cater to educational levels beyond the P-9 years.
The city of Wyndham is a good place to live. What makes it particularly inviting is that the migrant community from South Asia and South East Asia is well represented politically and therefore is given good representation. The City of Wyndham provides high quality town entres, several train stations, new railway line and investment from several levels of government. There are a wide variety of available cuisines.
The community is now engaging with others and trying to put forward views and suggestions on the infrastructure problems and over growth of the area.
Point Cook has a great community spirit. It has the wetlands and is close to the bay. The community is very family orientated.
Lobby, lobby and oh yes lobby a bit more to get Local, State, and Federal funding to support the massive infrastructure needs of the greater West Melbourne precinct - no outcome to date.
A talk by Edi De Pelligrin at the Melbourne launch of voicesofoutersuburbs.com.au talking about infrastructure needs from a residents perspective.
It feels less congested than the city and everyone is friendly. We made friends and settled very quickly.
Completely inadequate infrastructure results in hair pulling frustration when attempting to drive anywhere
Completely inadequate infrastructure results in hair pulling frustration when attempting to drive anywhere. 90 minute trips to work, 45 minute crawls during peak hour, only to drive one kilometre.
The local shopping facilities are disgraceful be prepared to buy online. Always allow extra time when travelling on Great Northern Hoghway and you will ALWAYS be stopped for wide loads.
Public transport from Brisbane city to Greenbank .sl is dangerous.
Lack of public transport, employment opportunities
Little or no infrastructure has been built to accomodate the enourmous population growth in our township
The Victorian and Federal governments wave a magic money wand to implement all the infrastructure requirements to match the huge populations which have been "dumped" out west.
We have been here nearly four years and there is still no bus service. I am at the stage when my driving licence could be taken away from me because of my age and health, so if that happens I am forced to stay at home or rely on other people. It also affects young people who are unable to drive.
Estates 'appear' green, lovely and connected, but in our experience the area is filled with people who have moved in due to the affordability of house and land, but are now struggling with all the other expenses of living in the area
There has been discussion for many years that the roadwork infrastructure would go ahead for many years. This inconvienance would effect many residents not only from Caroline springs but also areas surrounding suburbs.
We have poor access to public transport (Werribee is the closest train station) which is not too far in terms of driving there however parking is an issue at Werribee train station. You need to get there very early in the morning to park legally.
We are considered to be residents of a metropolitan area but we do not have the same geographic access to specialist even if they are practicing in our broader health region.
Residents are being duped into squashing themselves into these townhouses where they share walls with their neighbours and have no front yard
Terrible traffic from 4pm onwards and also in the morning, sporadic public transport, not enough parking at the South Morang train station.
There is affordable housing, good sport and open space (but) the traffic is terrible almost always – so stressful. The Mernda Rail commitment was the best. Let’s hope they build it !
Lots of amenities, good for kids but lacking police and government support