Category Archives: Planning and Public Health

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

Sea level warnings for canals and coastal properties

SBS has reported on a new website called Coastal Risk Australia , designed to help home buyers work out the risks involved with purchasing coastal properties. Sea level rise is happening faster than expected.  But people are still buying in low … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Planning and Public Health, Point Peron, Storm Surge, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in density, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Public Open Spaces, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Climate Change, DAPs, Democracy, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Local Government, Planning and Public Health, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Motion to increase tree canopy

Councillor Chris Cornish from the City of Bayswater has submitted a motion to be debated at the next council meeting on the 23rd of September.  It relates to increasing the tree canopy in the City from 13.2% to ‘20% by … Continue reading

Posted in Community Participation, Planning and Public Health, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, 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