Author Archives: Defending Public Spaces WA

DAP Affected Communities – Public Meeting Video

 Click here to view video On Wednesday the 29th of July, 2015, over 130 residents from South Perth and surrounding areas including representatives from Point Peron, Mandurah and Serpentine Jarrahdale, attending a public meeting on Thursday night at the Como … Continue reading

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Proposed development on Arthur’s Head Reserve

Historians, artists and many locals are upset about the proposed 1500 capacity concert venue and 850 capacity tavern, craft brewery, cafe and gallery space development at Arthur’s Head Reserve in Fremantle, one of Western Australia’s most important heritage sites. FICRA (Fremantle Inner City Residents … Continue reading

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Why we must #ScraptheDAP

The State Government’s highly controversial Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) planning approval process is under increasing scrutiny. DAPs were introduced by the Minister for Planning in July, 2011, “he said they would streamline the planning process, make the system more flexible and be … Continue reading

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Cape Peron Coastal Park an economic imperative for WA

See this slideshow presentation and find out why we need to expand our tourism industry, what tourists really want and why protecting Point Peron in its entirety, is an economic imperative for Rockingham and WA ;         … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Coastal Vegetation, Community Participation, Ecotourism, EPA, heritage, LandCorp, Landscape Architecture, Marine Developments, Nature Based, Point Peron, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Tourism, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Petition to ban canal estates in WA

Please see our  Petition to ban canal estate developments in WA , to be returned by Monday 13th of October 2014. According to the WAPC, definition of Canal Estate is as follows; See Development Control Policy 1.8 Canal Estates and Artificial Waterway Developments page … Continue reading

Posted in Bush Forever, Canal Developments, Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Coastal Vegetation, Environmental Protection, EPA, Extreme Weather, Green space, heritage, Storm Surge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Petition – call for inquiry into proposed amalgamations in Western Australia

Please see the WSA Petition for an inquiry into proposed amalgamations in Western Australia  This is a petition by the Western Suburburbs Alliance  (WSA) requesting an urgent inquiry into the proposal to radically and completely restructure the existing community-based system of … Continue reading

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Motion to increase tree canopy

Councillor Chris Cornish from the City of Bayswater has submitted a motion to be debated at the next council meeting on the 23rd of September.  It relates to increasing the tree canopy in the City from 13.2% to ‘20% by … Continue reading

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