Tag Archives: western australia

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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Public comment on application DAO370/15 and DAO373/15 Arthur Head

I am aghast at the damage Fremantle Council seeks to wreak on the hugely significant but fragile historic Arthur Head area, a place where the whole of Western Australia was claimed for the British Empire in 1829, where the state’s … Continue reading

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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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Petition to ban canal estates in WA

Please see our  Petition to ban canal estate developments in WA , to be returned by Monday 13th of October 2014. According to the WAPC, definition of Canal Estate is as follows; See Development Control Policy 1.8 Canal Estates and Artificial Waterway Developments page … 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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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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Extending Activity Centre Design Forum

This Forum; “Extending Activity Centre Design” on the 4th of June features Andrew Hammond from Brisbane, and Andy Sharp from Curtin University Perth. Andrew Hammond is a leading specialist and trainer in Urban Design, and his training courses will normally cost … Continue reading

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