Sustainable Cities

Greens’ Bid to Protect Water Mound Fails

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren moved in Parliament to stop urban encroachment at Banjup saying it puts the Jandakot Water Mound at risk and will unacceptably expose residents to aircraft noise.

“Unfortunately, much of the area has been cleared for a sand quarry with little conservation value left at the site. But what lies above and below the Banjup site makes it unsuitable for new neighbourhoods,” said Ms MacLaren, Greens spokesperson on planning.
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Health Risks Too Great for Keralup

Perth’s growing population should avoid Keralup due to public health risks and contamination to groundwater, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said in Parliament today in a move to stop an urban rezoning proposal.

Greens spokesperson on planning Lynn MacLaren said the Parliament should disallow the metropolitan region scheme amendment that proposes a major clearing at Keralup, a site formerly known as Amarillo between Rockingham and Mandurah, in a loop of the Serpentine River.
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Costed plan to transform Perth into a world-class city for bikes

The Greens have launched an ambitious plan to radically improve the safety, extent and use of the Perth Bike Network with a costed package to deliver around 6600km of safe, separated and well maintained bike lanes and paths across Perth by the year 2029.
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More Rail Cars Need Feeder Light Rail

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren welcomed the recently announced increase in funding for rail cars, but cautioned on its impact.

“While there will be more carriages, getting to the train along the north-south line is still going to be tough if commuters are forced to rely on driving to the station and fighting for parking,” said Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens WA transport spokesperson. 
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Bannister Creek Living Stream and Urban Waterways Renewal

Lynn spent a very informative morning with Julie Robert, CEO of SERCUL – the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare, on 31 July 2012.

After discussing the work of SERCUL, Lynn was shown the progress at Bannister Creek, restoring the remaining lower sections of the creek to an attractive parkland and living stream, while maintaining stormwater conveyance from the surrounding urban and industrial catchment. This Living Stream project is part of their Urban Waterways Renewal work.

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"Plastic Shores", a documentary about the effects of plastic debris on our marine ecosystem

Aug 12 2012 16:00

Perth Advocates for the Earth are proud to present “Plastic Shores”, a documentary about the effects of plastic debris on our marine ecosystem. The film aims to make us think about our use of disposable plastics and what happens to them after they are thrown away.
Date: Sunday 12th Aug
Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s Northbridge
Time: 4pm – 7pm
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With petrol prices set to explode, WA Government must commit to light rail now

Media Release: Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, Greens WA MLC Lynn MacLaren. May 15th, 2012 Read more »

More than 99 per cent of rental properties in WA too expensive for pensioners and workers on minimum wage

Joint Media release: Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens WA housing spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC.

Rental housing affordability in WA has gone beyond breaking point, The Greens said today, as new figures show workers on the minimum wage, pensioners, and unemployed people cannot afford 99 per cent of West Australian rental properties. Read more »

Troy's tunnel vision won't fix congestion: Greens

Traffic CongestionThe millions Transport Minister Troy Buswell plans to spend on traffic decongestion would be better invested in a metropolitan light rail network to get more cars off the road, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said today.

"While The Greens welcome a number of measures announced by the Minister yesterday, the funding breakdown - $57 million for the freeways and only $30.8 million for the CAT fleet and cycling infrastructure – reveals a Minister still fixated on the dead-end road-widening option.” Read more »

Group to advise on northern suburbs transport

Community group formed to identify road transport options in northern suburbs

  • Nominations open for community members to be part of working group

At the request of the State Government, a community working group will be formed to identify options to assist in the development of a transport solution to congestion problems in Perth’s northern suburbs. Read more »