Coastal Planning

Submissions have opened for the Rottnest Island Management Plan

The Rottnest Island Authority have today released the Draft Rottnest Island Management Plan.

I urge the public to make thorough comment about the management plan and twenty year overhaul, we have been given two months to make a submission. Submissions close on Friday 6 June 2014 at 5pm.

The privatisation of building of a marina and half the islands accommodation units will run as a huge concern for Western Australians who do not want Rottnest- a unique and treasured place - sold off to the highest bidder to be carved up beyond recognition. We must address eroding shorelines at Geordie Bay, this may not occur at the hands of private investors.
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IPCC shows need for foresight on WA coastal development

Media statement, Tuesday 1 April 2014.
The latest IPCC report released confirms the growing risk to infrastructure in WA’s coastal communities and the urgent need to update State Government laws on coastal development, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says.
“The IPCC has forecast that low-lying coastal zones will be vulnerable to storm surges, coastal flooding and sea-level rises; that there will be more frequent flooding in urban areas; and that there will be breakdowns in infrastructure and critical services such as electricity, water supply, health and emergency services due to increases in extreme weather events,” Ms MacLaren said.
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Lynn interviewed on sea level rise and coastal development

Lynn has been interviewed on ABC TV News over the changes made to the Port Kennedy residential and tourism development. 

The WA government has called for this $400 million coastal development to be modified due to rising sea levels.


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Rockingham ahead of the game on climate change

With higher than expected sea water temperatures and faster than predicted sea level rise, the Greens say WA needs to follow the example set by Rockingham on climate change.

Greens spokesperson on planning, Lynn MacLaren MLC, said Rockingham’s showing the way and the rest of Western Australia can’t afford a piecemeal approach any longer.

“The City of Rockingham is well beyond debating what may be causing climate change,” Ms MacLaren said today. “They have studied the science and intend to be ready.
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