Category Archives: Passive Recreation

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

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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

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

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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

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THE POINT PERON DEAL – 6 questions for the Premier

The deception starts with the name, “Mangles Bay Marina”.  This is a highly controversial canal development proposal in Rockingham, Western Australia, a partnership between the state government’s development arm LandCorp and the big residential developer Cedar Woods. Anyone just tuning … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Ecocide, Environmental Protection, EPA, LandCorp, Nature Preservation, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Point Peron, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 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

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EPA IN THE SPOT LIGHT AGAIN

The WA EPA is once again under the spot light as shocked conservationists and Rockingham residents struggle to understand how they could possibly approve the destructive “Mangles Bay Marina” canal housing/marina development within Point Peron.      Here Many will … Continue reading

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