Tag Archives: urban forest

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

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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

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

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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Australia’s Phillip Johnson team ‘BEST IN SHOW’ at Chelsea

The Phillip Johnson team has been awarded with a Best in Show medal overnight at Chelsea.  Here They said on the ABC news that they will use their new found influence to promote their sustainable gardening ideas to Australian planners. … Continue reading

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POINT PERON UPDATE

Over fifty (50) different grounds have been appealed on the recent EPA decision by 19 people including at least 7 high-ranking scientists on this logic defying EPA approval. This is a shockingly destructive canal housing estate and marina development, in … 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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