Category Archives: West Australian Government

Sea level warnings for canals and coastal properties

SBS has reported on a new website called Coastal Risk Australia , designed to help home buyers work out the risks involved with purchasing coastal properties. Sea level rise is happening faster than expected.  But people are still buying in low … Continue reading

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Barnett’s War on Trees

Now it is the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital bushland and its magnificent mature shade trees under threat! Have your say Civilized cities in developed countries (and even many developing counties) are working on strategies to increase their urban tree canopies … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Adaptation, Climate Change, Extreme Weather, heat illness, heat stress, heat waves, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Infill, LandCorp, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 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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DAP Affected Communities – Public Meeting Video

 Click here to view video On Wednesday the 29th of July, 2015, over 130 residents from South Perth and surrounding areas including representatives from Point Peron, Mandurah and Serpentine Jarrahdale, attending a public meeting on Thursday night at the Como … Continue reading

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Why we must #ScraptheDAP

The State Government’s highly controversial Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) planning approval process is under increasing scrutiny. DAPs were introduced by the Minister for Planning in July, 2011, “he said they would streamline the planning process, make the system more flexible and be … Continue reading

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Petition – call for inquiry into proposed amalgamations in Western Australia

Please see the WSA Petition for an inquiry into proposed amalgamations in Western Australia  This is a petition by the Western Suburburbs Alliance  (WSA) requesting an urgent inquiry into the proposal to radically and completely restructure the existing community-based system of … 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

Posted in heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Nature Based, Nature Preservation, Planning and Public Health, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Transport, Uncategorized, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | 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

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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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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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