Category Archives: Nature Preservation

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

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

” I would never be a part of that”

Colin Barnett promised three days before he was elected that he would scrap Labor’s foreshore plan because “people did not want skyscrapers on the city foreshore and the Premier’s plan [former Labor leader Alan Carpenter] would create an exclusive enclave … Continue reading

Posted in heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Nature Based, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Transport, Uncategorized, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Climate Change, Drought, Forests, native logging, Nature Preservation, Sustainability, Tree & Forest Health, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Woodlands or Wastelands?

            I was horrified at comments made by Councillor Stephanie Proud at the City of Stirling Planning and Development Committee meeting on the 12thof November, around the proposed Retirement Complex development at 17 Angelico Street … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Save 40 Hectares of “Bush Forever”

Please sign this CCWA On-line petition  to help save this beautiful reserved Bush Forever site in Point Peron from greedy developers and crony government.  Developers Landcorp and Cedar Woods plan to dig it out and turn into a private canal housing estate and … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, LandCorp, Mail Out, Marine Developments, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Point Peron, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lifeline must lobby Government to protect green spaces and trees

Lifeline’s CEO Fiona Kalaf is on the board of the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) as the “Community Representative” http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/693.asp Do you suppose Fiona knows about Solastalgia? The amount of depression being caused in the community by trees and amenity being destroyed … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection, Mail Out, Nature Based, Nature Preservation, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

Debate over public swimming pool site and affordability

When the State Government sold off the Scarborough Public High School site a few years ago for a private land development, they promised the furious locals a community/sports centre (which they built on Newborough Street in Karrinyup) and a replacement … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Preservation, Passive Recreation, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Appeal withdrawal raises serious questions

There is growing speculation that the EPA  (and or some other department)  has pressured the Conservation Commission (our peak body for caring for our State’s natural environment) to withdraw their appeal against the EPA’s approval of the highly controversial Mangles Bay … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Conservation Commission, Environmental Protection, EPA, Federal Government, LandCorp, Marine Developments, Mercury, Nature Preservation, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, Point Peron, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Toxic Contamination, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment