Tag 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

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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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Developer’s Marketing Tricks

Cedar Woods is now being accused of clearing the trees and bushland that they used to promote the subdivision in their brochures. “They advertised it to us as a green estate, the brochures says ‘rather than constructing its every element, … Continue reading

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Plant more trees – big ones

WA’s land clearing exacerbates drought.   In drought-stricken south-west WA, rainfall tends to be restricted to areas of native vegetation. (This is an article from the Australian Financial Review in May, 2013) Government subsidies directed to Western Australia’s struggling wheatbelt … Continue reading

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So long Old Mill Site, hello Dubai! :)

This is an image of the proposed development on the iconic Old Mill site in South Perth, see  more here . Check out how sophisticated the graphics are in the artist’s impression!  If you look closely you can see the Old … Continue reading

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Cutting Air-Cons on Hottest Days?

Because of draconian building and planning laws our state government has made our society totally dependent on air-conditioning in the hot summer months. Now they are talking about shutting off air-conditioning on hot days at peak times?   See this article … Continue reading

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