Category Archives: Climate Change

Winter Sprinkler Ban Flyer

Download and print this A4 flyer – PDF   “Since 1970, average rainfall in the south-west of Western Australia has decreased by nearly a fifth“, yet, “demand is expected to increase by about one third by 2030”. See article in The … Continue reading

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Last chance – Comment on draft Perth/Peel Plan

Urgent reminder – Comments on the State Government’s   Perth/Peel Green Growth Plan 5pm on Friday 13 May 2016. See How To Make a Submission Our biggest concern is the loss of tree canopy cover and vegetation, which increases dangerous urban … Continue reading

Posted in Bush Forever, Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Coastal Vegetation, DAPs, Democracy, density, Drought, Environmental Protection, Green space, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Infill, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sea level warnings for canals and coastal properties

SBS has reported on a new website called Coastal Risk Australia , designed to help home buyers work out the risks involved with purchasing coastal properties. Sea level rise is happening faster than expected.  But people are still buying in low … Continue reading

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Barnett’s War on Trees

Now it is the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital bushland and its magnificent mature shade trees under threat! Have your say Civilized cities in developed countries (and even many developing counties) are working on strategies to increase their urban tree canopies … Continue reading

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Why Mayors Should Rule the World

With Local Government Elections coming up on the 17th of October, it is a good time to reflect on the role and importance of Local Governments and the Barnett Government’s ‘War on Local Government’?   See this excellent Ted Talk … Continue reading

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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

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Logging ‘dries up WA’

Article from the Weekend Financial Review 16-17 of  November, 2013 (page 10) “The report found 62% of the decline in rainfall in the State’s South West is directly linked to logging” This isn’t new informatiion. The West Australian State Government have … Continue reading

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