Category Archives: Public Open Spaces

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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Public comment on application DAO370/15 and DAO373/15 Arthur Head

I am aghast at the damage Fremantle Council seeks to wreak on the hugely significant but fragile historic Arthur Head area, a place where the whole of Western Australia was claimed for the British Empire in 1829, where the state’s … Continue reading

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Proposed development on Arthur’s Head Reserve

Historians, artists and many locals are upset about the proposed 1500 capacity concert venue and 850 capacity tavern, craft brewery, cafe and gallery space development at Arthur’s Head Reserve in Fremantle, one of Western Australia’s most important heritage sites. FICRA (Fremantle Inner City Residents … Continue reading

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Cape Peron Coastal Park an economic imperative for WA

See this slideshow presentation and find out why we need to expand our tourism industry, what tourists really want and why protecting Point Peron in its entirety, is an economic imperative for Rockingham and WA ;         … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, Coastal Vegetation, Community Participation, Ecotourism, EPA, heritage, LandCorp, Landscape Architecture, Marine Developments, Nature Based, Point Peron, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Seagrass, Sustainability, Tourism, 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

WORLD CITIES 2014 Report By Max Hipkins

WORLD CITIES SUMMIT Singapore, June 2014 Conference Report By Max Hipkins, Mayor City of Nedlands, Western Australia WORLD CITIES Summit- 2014- Max Hipkins

Posted in High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tourism, Transport, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Extending Activity Centre Design Forum

This Forum; “Extending Activity Centre Design” on the 4th of June features Andrew Hammond from Brisbane, and Andy Sharp from Curtin University Perth. Andrew Hammond is a leading specialist and trainer in Urban Design, and his training courses will normally cost … Continue reading

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” I would never be a part of that”

Colin Barnett promised three days before he was elected that he would scrap Labor’s foreshore plan because “people did not want skyscrapers on the city foreshore and the Premier’s plan [former Labor leader Alan Carpenter] would create an exclusive enclave … 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