Category Archives: Sustainability

Why Mayors Should Rule the World

With Local Government Elections coming up on the 17th of October, it is a good time to reflect on the role and importance of Local Governments and the Barnett Government’s ‘War on Local Government’?   See this excellent Ted Talk … 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

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Motion to increase tree canopy

Councillor Chris Cornish from the City of Bayswater has submitted a motion to be debated at the next council meeting on the 23rd of September.  It relates to increasing the tree canopy in the City from 13.2% to ‘20% by … Continue reading

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How about an Ocean Pool for Cottesloe Beach?

The Town of Cottesloe is calling for submissions from the public for the review of its Beach Policy. If you would like to see an Ocean Pool at Cottesloe beach (or if you have any other ideas or issues about Cottesloe … Continue reading

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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

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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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Logging ‘dries up WA’

Article from the Weekend Financial Review 16-17 of  November, 2013 (page 10) “The report found 62% of the decline in rainfall in the State’s South West is directly linked to logging” This isn’t new informatiion. The West Australian State Government have … Continue reading

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