Category Archives: Planning Laws

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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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 Approves Mangles Bay Marina in Point Peron

The EPA has approved the Mangles Bay Marina and canal housing development on public land in Point Peron (with conditions).  Read the EPA Report  … here URGENT PROTEST – 8th May  Outside Cedar Woods office at 50 Colin St, West Perth … Continue reading

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Cutting Air-Cons on Hottest Days?

Because of draconian building and planning laws our state government has made our society totally dependent on air-conditioning in the hot summer months. Now they are talking about shutting off air-conditioning on hot days at peak times?   See this article … Continue reading

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Questions for the Premier on the ABC 720 Facebook page

On Mornings, Premier Colin Barnett will be back in the ABC 720 studio after 9, for his regular chat with Geoff Hutchison. It’s the first time he’s been back since the state election. Submit your question for the Premier on the … Continue reading

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DAP Process to be Challenged in the Perth Supreme Court

Tomorrow (April 3rd)  Angela Hamersley’s Supreme Court Case will be heard concerning the proposed Catherine Street Development in Subiaco.  This is a very significant case because it contests the highly controversial new DAP planning process, which is seen as a … Continue reading

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