Category Archives: Public Open Spaces

Sell’em off & pack’em in

See this article “Squeeze on Schools” . “ELLENBROOK Secondary College could lose a third of its recreational oval space with the introduction of 30 demountable classrooms over the next three years.” Get use to crowded public high schools, it seems to … 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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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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Another nail in the coffin for the environment?

Dr Kim Hames has been sacked as Minister for Tourism.  Barnett will take over until he finds a replacement. See this article in the West today Dr Hames was an advocate for nature based tourism. What’s a bet we wont … Continue reading

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Debate over public swimming pool site and affordability

When the State Government sold off the Scarborough Public High School site a few years ago for a private land development, they promised the furious locals a community/sports centre (which they built on Newborough Street in Karrinyup) and a replacement … 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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Fish Take Mercury Hit

(click to enlarge image)                    Like the Hands Off Point Peron Facebook page Dredging the shallow seagrass meadows in Mangles Bay in Rockingham to create a boating channel for a highly controversial … Continue reading

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