Category Archives: Planning Laws

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

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

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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

Why we must #ScraptheDAP

The State Government’s highly controversial Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) planning approval process is under increasing scrutiny. DAPs were introduced by the Minister for Planning in July, 2011, “he said they would streamline the planning process, make the system more flexible and be … Continue reading

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The story of Elizabeth Quay by Dr Linley Lutton

    It is obvious that we can’t get a better plan for Elizabeth Quay. The government simply will not listen and our professional planning and architectural bodies just don’t seem able to see the extensive problems so obvious to … Continue reading

Posted in DAPs, heritage, Planning Laws, POS, Public Open Spaces, Tourism, Toxic Contamination, Transport, Trees, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

State Agenda

Just encase you have any doubts about who is really setting the agenda for this state, see this is an article from The West Australian under the ‘Property’ section from before the State Election on the  24/11/12 , page 20); … 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

Port Geographe – How canal developments can go wrong (badly)

Very interesting article in the Australian Financial Review. Just goes to show what can happen if something goes wrong with a canal development like this.   They are extremely invasive, so a lot can go wrong, that is why they banned them … Continue reading

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POINT PERON UPDATE

Over fifty (50) different grounds have been appealed on the recent EPA decision by 19 people including at least 7 high-ranking scientists on this logic defying EPA approval. This is a shockingly destructive canal housing estate and marina development, in … Continue reading

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THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY TO TAKE THE EPA (WA) TO COURT

Even though the gas hub is not going ahead, the state government still want to proceed with the case that The Wilderness Society have raised against them.   The hearings are on the 4th, 5th and 5th of June.   http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/wilderness-society-takes-wa-epa-to-court Please … Continue reading

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