Category Archives: High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl

Developers to cash in on public school sell offs?

No doubt news that the government intends to sell off more public school properties has developers like the extremely profitable public company “Cedar Woods” positively hopping with anticipation?  See this article in today’s West . Cedar Woods are the developer partners with the … Continue reading

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Plans to sell off public schools and cram in students?

According to The West Australian, the Minister for Education Mr Collier has ” admitted he was looking at school closures and amalgamations“, in this article today – Jobs go in education overhaul.  What this undoubtedly means is the selling off of more publicly … Continue reading

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South Perth Foreshore – commercialisation fears

‘Rubbish, Roads and Reserves’ have long been the basic services provided by local governments for rate payers.  But not for much longer in South Perth it seems? South Perth residents are being told that their reserve, the South Perth Foreshore (Sir James … Continue reading

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Plant more trees – big ones

WA’s land clearing exacerbates drought.   In drought-stricken south-west WA, rainfall tends to be restricted to areas of native vegetation. (This is an article from the Australian Financial Review in May, 2013) Government subsidies directed to Western Australia’s struggling wheatbelt … Continue reading

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So long Old Mill Site, hello Dubai! :)

This is an image of the proposed development on the iconic Old Mill site in South Perth, see  more here . Check out how sophisticated the graphics are in the artist’s impression!  If you look closely you can see the Old … Continue reading

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