Category Archives: Trees

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

Posted in Community Participation, Planning and Public Health, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, 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

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

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

Posted in Climate Change, Drought, Forests, native logging, Nature Preservation, Sustainability, Tree & Forest Health, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Woodlands or Wastelands?

            I was horrified at comments made by Councillor Stephanie Proud at the City of Stirling Planning and Development Committee meeting on the 12thof November, around the proposed Retirement Complex development at 17 Angelico Street … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Developers to cash in on public school sell offs?

No doubt news that the government intends to sell off more public school properties has developers like the extremely profitable public company “Cedar Woods” positively hopping with anticipation?  See this article in today’s West . Cedar Woods are the developer partners with the … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, LandCorp, Mail Out, Remnant Bushland, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Tree Removal & Mulching Industry, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment