Category Archives: Planning and Public Health

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

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How should Perth respond to a growing population?

On Sunday the 10th of Novermber 2013, Urban Planner  Dr Linley Lutton gave this prestentaion in Subiaco (Perth, Western Australia) to members of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA); How should Perth respond to a growing population?

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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