East Rockingham Waste to Energy Facility

Lynn submitted an appeal to the Public Environmental Review of the East Rockingham Waste to Energy Facility. The text and attached appeal below outline continuing concerns with the project. The seven issues identified and recommendations made incorporate concerns heard from the community.


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Toxic spillage - Paraquat: Questions

1096. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Agriculture and Food representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:

I refer to the spillage of the toxic herbicide paraquat through Maddington and Kewdale, which was reported on 29 January 2014, and ask:
(a) who was responsible for the spillage; and
(b) what penalties have been paid by those responsible? Read more »

Climate Change Coastal Impacts

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Sunset Reserve Transformation Bill 2013: Speech

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [2:28 pm]: The Greens (WA) are a bit torn about the Sunset Reserve Transformation Bill 2013. I listened carefully to the minister’s second reading speech and to the Labor opposition’s response to it. I can see what the government is trying to achieve from selling off this piece of land. Read more »

Rottnest Island management plans: Questions

388. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Tourism: Read more »

Fremantle redevelopment authority: Motion

Resumed from 19 March on the following motion moved by Hon Simon O’Brien —
That this house requests the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority to prioritise the coordination and management of the planning and development of the greater Fremantle area, including all of North Fremantle.


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Mangles Bay Marina development: Questions

875. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Environment: Read more »

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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Mangles Bay Marina Project: Questions

782. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Environment:
(1) Concerning the Mangles Bay Marina project, what was the source of the withdrawn appeal other than that by the Conservation Commission?
(2) What were its objections?
(3) Why was it withdrawn? Read more »

Government’s precious roads will be underwater soon, will they act on climate change now?

Media statement, Tuesday, 25 February 2014.

The State Government continues to “bury its head in the sand” about the very real, and very expensive impacts of climate change on essential state infrastructure, said Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren today in response to revelations that 11km of the Kwinana Freeway could be swallowed up by rising sea levels.

While responsible governments the world over have taken a proactive stance by completing vulnerability assessments, the Barnett government seems to have accomplished little to prepare our state for the changes as evidenced by the report from Main Roads.

“Main Roads have revealed that by 2031 we are going to have major hotspots including between the Narrows and Mt Henry Bridge under water. 121km of WA highways and State roads are at risk. If the Government is not concerned about climate change they should at least be concerned about their commitment to reduce congestion, this will send traffic haywire. Read more »