Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

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

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

WORLD CITIES 2014 Report By Max Hipkins

WORLD CITIES SUMMIT Singapore, June 2014 Conference Report By Max Hipkins, Mayor City of Nedlands, Western Australia WORLD CITIES Summit- 2014- Max Hipkins

Posted in High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tourism, Transport, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Extending Activity Centre Design Forum

This Forum; “Extending Activity Centre Design” on the 4th of June features Andrew Hammond from Brisbane, and Andy Sharp from Curtin University Perth. Andrew Hammond is a leading specialist and trainer in Urban Design, and his training courses will normally cost … 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

Posted in Community Participation, heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Landscape Architecture, Mail Out, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Consultation, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another nail in the coffin for the environment?

Dr Kim Hames has been sacked as Minister for Tourism.  Barnett will take over until he finds a replacement. See this article in the West today Dr Hames was an advocate for nature based tourism. What’s a bet we wont … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Environmental Protection, Landscape Architecture, Marine Developments, Nature Based, Nature Preservation, Point Peron, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Tourism, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Developer’s Marketing Tricks

Cedar Woods is now being accused of clearing the trees and bushland that they used to promote the subdivision in their brochures. “They advertised it to us as a green estate, the brochures says ‘rather than constructing its every element, … Continue reading

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Australia’s Phillip Johnson team ‘BEST IN SHOW’ at Chelsea

The Phillip Johnson team has been awarded with a Best in Show medal overnight at Chelsea.  Here They said on the ABC news that they will use their new found influence to promote their sustainable gardening ideas to Australian planners. … 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

Posted in Drought, Federal Government, Forests, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, LandCorp, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Forest International, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Canal Developments, DAPs, Ecocide, heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, LandCorp, Landscape Architecture, Local Government Amalgamations, Marine Developments, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments