Sustainable Cities

Public Transport: 20 Year Plan

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 13 April 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

PUBLIC TRANSPORT 20-YEAR PLAN

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I understand that the public transport 20-year plan has been with cabinet since at least early March. Read more »

Peak oil and transport planning

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 12 April 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

OIL — SUPPLY AND PRICES

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) Is the minister aware that the International Energy Agency has stated that production of conventional
crude oil peaked in 2006? Read more »

It's time the Government got on track

Lynn MacLaren MLC, the WA Greens transport spokesperson, has been shocked by recent revelations that train carriages were idling in a shed North of Perth while commuters were crammed into trains on the Joondalup line.

“Train carriages sitting idle in a shed was shocking news to me, as I’m sure it was to frustrated commuters,” said Ms MacLaren.
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Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Buildings

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 15 March 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Commerce: Read more »

Road money will ease congestion but it won’t last

Frustrated freeway commuters can be forgiven for shouting for joy with the news of the Government’s decision to bring forward a $58 million project to widen sections of the Kwinana Freeway to three lanes . But the celebration won’t last, as congestion will rapidly increase to current levels even with the new lanes, predicts Greens WA Transport spokesperson, Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC.
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Light rail needs lines in the budget to match lines on the map

Western Australian Senator Scott Ludlam has urged the State Government to make a Perth light rail network a budget priority, with reports that a public transport strategy will go to cabinet on Monday.
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