Category Archives: Planning Laws

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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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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