Category Archives: High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl

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

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

Posted in Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Extreme Weather, heat illness, heat stress, heat waves, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Infill, LandCorp, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Planning rhetoric versus reality – Urban infill in Perth’s inner suburbs

A public lecture by prominent urbanist Dr Linley Lutton Thursday 26 November, 2015 7PM (doors open 6.30PM) The Palms (map),  Crn Nicholson & Rokeby Rds, Subiaco Please RSVP by email  to  defendingpublicspaces@gmail.com Download flyer PDF or JPEG See Facebook event page

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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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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

Posted in DAPs, heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Local Government, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Public Consultation, Uncategorized, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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ENMAX Park vs Elizabeth Quay

This is what should have happened to our Perth Esplanade public land and what should be happening with our Point Peron public land in Rockingham (instead of being sold off for the Mangles Bay Marina canal development). See what Calgary in … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection, Green space, heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Landscape Architecture, Local Government Amalgamations, Marine Developments, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Point Peron, Public Open Spaces, Tourism, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment