Waters of Quay Development Still Murky

The Minister for Planning should not hold back details about the contamination found during the excavation of Perth’s Esplanade Reserve making way for the Elizabeth Quay development, said Greens planning spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC today.

“The Perth Waterfront Development is a major public works project of great interest to the residents of this city. It is incumbent on the Government of the day to provide the public with information on its progress in a timely and helpful manner.” Read more »

Perth Foreshore sunset picnic

Apr 1 2012 18:30

Sunday 1st April, 4.30pm
Riverside Drive
(Western Side of the Barrack Street Jetties)

Barnett is planning to totally destroy this heritage listed public land and our magnificent city trees to put up a concrete metropolis for wealthy corporates with expensive offices, up market apartments and high rent shops and restaurants.

So gather your clan and show them what is at stake. Read more »

Legal Deposit Bill 2011

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Thursday, 8 March 2012]
Hon Linda Savage; Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


Second Reading

Resumed from an earlier stage of the sitting. Read more »

Perth Waterfront Disallowance speech

Nominations open for the WA Heritage Awards 2012

The Western Australian Heritage Awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, tourism and interpretation in Western Australia.

The Awards honour individuals and organisations whose work has resulted in signifcant achievements in the promotion and
conservation of our rich cultural heritage.


Download the Heritage Awards brochure Read more »

HMB Endeavour welcome in Fremantle

Lynn says it was a great moment to watch HMB Endeavour replica coming through the heads on her return to Fremantle.  While she is housed at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney I still think Fremantle is her true home.  However her visit here is not Sydney’s loss, because that other Fremantle built replica the Duyfken has taken her place in Darling Harbour during the Endeavour’s circumnavigation of Australia.

She was launched into fishing boat harbour on 9 December 1993 and since then sailed back to her ancestral home of Whitby arriving to the biggest reception the town has ever seen.
Take this chance to take a tour of Captain Cook’s ship and get a feel for life on the high seas in 1766, but be quick she is heading to Bunbury, last open day in Fremantle is 1 November.

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Is there a Future for Heritage?

Lynn invites you to:

Heritage Q&A: Is there a Future for Heritage?

Saturday 12th November 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Fremantle Film & Television Institute (FTI)

92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle


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Shack Sites in Western Australia

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 19 October 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Ken Baston; Hon Donna Faragher

Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs — Twenty-first Report — “Shack Sites in Western Australia” — Motion

Resumed from 28 September on the following motion moved by Hon Brian Ellis — Read more »

Shack Sites in Western Australia

Heritage Grants Program round is open

The Heritage Grants Program provides assistance to private owners of State-Registered places to undertake urgent conservation works.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available through an annual competitive application process.

The 2011/12 Heritage Grants Program is now open, applications close 4.00pm, 30 September 2011. Read more »